Monday, July 30, 2012

Sophia Loren..Cantiniere! (maybe)

I found this photo by accident. I looks more like Sophia Loren was doing a photo shoot with various costumes. Wouldn't you like to see a movie with Sophia Loren in her youth as a Cantiniere? She did a play a Napoleonic era laundress in Madame Sans-Gêne 1961.

From the toe shoes and tutu skirt this is a ballet costume. Perhaps meant for a portrayal of this ballet.

Rather than a Cantiniere, the costume is a Bersaglieri (click the picture to enlarge it.)

Speaking of Bersaglieri and Cantinieres, I found this other photo that I hoped was 19th Century.

Another source for the photo identified it as 1929 AND the fellow to her right of the Cantiniere is
Benito Mussolini.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Poor Jefferson Davis

I really like MARX's Jefferson Davis figure that came with the Civil War playsets. That figure needed a "story."

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

One problem with Scriptures.

The same story could be used with American War of Independence and Confederate figures. I like REPLICANT's  ECW line.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Plastic Kit......Available in the US?

I'd like a Mitrailleuse crew like this but this 1/35 scale kit looks fun. Anyone seen it in the US?