Sunday, 8 January 2012

Lovers must learn - on Vespa

The american movie "Rome Adventure" had premiere in USA in 1962. No, I haven't seen it. 
Leading actors were Troy Donahue, Angie Dickinson and Suzanne Pleshette. A love story in Rome, anyone thinking of "Roman Holiday" with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck?
I just stumbled on the 7-inch above. The hit song "Al di l'à" was sung in the movie by Emilio Percoli, although it originallywas a winner in the 1961 San Remo festival, sung by Betty Curtis. Later Connie Francis also covered it.
The Swedish single (on red vinyl!) on the Sonet label, had yet another singer, Dario Campeotto. And the Swedish title of the film: "Äventyr i Rom". In German it was "Abenteur in Rom" an in French "Vacances à l'italienne". In Italian it was "Gli amanti devono imparare" (Lovers must learn).
The movie poster is from England I think, and title is translated from the Italian version.
Bottom, an old Swedish fan card of Suzanne Pleshette. The cards with movie stars and pop artists you collected long before Internet...
My interest? A record with a Vespa on it? Gotta have it!

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