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Read the whole story about this Sophia Loren shot...

Red writes: If you didn't take it too seriously it could be a lot of fun playing their game. At the May 1958 [Cannes] Festival, Mike Todd and Elizabeth Taylor were there to promote "Around the World in Eighty Days." They wanted to have a private "soiree" for invited guests only, and absolutely no press. Todd even put 10 caged lions at the entrance to keep gate crashers away.

I put on a black suit and bow tie to give it a try. Instead of going to the front door I went around to the kitchen entrance, where there were no guards. I took some pictures of the cooks, got their names, etc., then followed a waiter into the dining room.

Read more about how Red got this photo of Sophia. by Red Grandy , Stars and Stripes Online Edition Wednesday, December 21, 2005.


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