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First Edition 2018

Volume 19 / Issue Three



James Darren: The multi-talented Hollywood star does it all.

Last year Darren received some of the best reviews of his film career with his role in actor Harry Dean Stanton’s final film, “Lucky.” Daily Variety magazine wrote: “Meanwhile, in another corner of the bar, James Darren – yes, that James Darren (a.k.a. Moondoggie from the ‘50’s and ‘60’s ‘Gidget’ movies, the TV series ‘The Time Tunnel,’ ‘T.J. Hooker’ and ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’) gives what arguably is his finest film performance of his career

Actor, director, recording artist, family man, and proud Italian American, James Darren has made – and continues to make -- an indelible mark in the entertainment industry. And as the song says, “The Best Is Yet to Come.”


In Every Issue

  • Publisher’s Note
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Travel/Hidden Treasures
  • Italian Language
  • Readers’ Corner
  • Reviews
  • Wine and Spirits
  • Subscription Form
  • Advertisers’ Index
Features

 

The First Edition 2018 includes:

  • James Darren: The multi-talented Hollywood star does it all
  • Italian Exotic Cars:  A well-deserved tribute to Italy’s top two automobile designers
  • Altamura - Home to the World’s Best Bread
  • Italian Swiss: The language and culture of Italy extends north of her border
  • Italian Recipes: Chicken with Olives, Peposo, Pasta with Anchovies and Tomatoes, and more!
  • Chiriaco Summit: A world renowned travel stop in the California desert
  • The Garfagnana: A forbidding and beautiful area of Tuscany

    COVER FEATURE - James Darren

    One day, casually perusing a fan magazine at the neighborhood corner store, Jimmy came across an article that mentioned Montgomery Clift and Marlon Brando had studied with the famous acting coach Stella Adler in New York City. Thus the path was laid, and soon after James made his way to Manhattan and arranged for an audition with Miss Adler -- and against enormous odds, was accepted.

    FEATURE ARTICLES

    Italian Exotic Cars:  A well-deserved tribute to Italy’s top two automobile designers
    In the case of Italian concept automobiles, where only one or a handful were built, the designers' imaginations shifted into overdrive, resulting in some show-stopping creations. Two such designers, Carlo Felice Bianchi Anderloni (April 7 1916 – August 7 2003) and Marcello Gandini (born in Turin on August 26, 1938) developed designs for many of the most renowned production and concept cars in automotive history.

    Altamura - Home to the World’s Best Bread
    With its approximately 70,000 inhabitants Altamura is just Puglia's eighth largest city. Yet, when it comes to high quality bread, this is Italy's capital. Only here you'll find the production of the famous PDO-bread. Primo Magazine went for a mouthwatering experience in Altamura's oldest bakery to hear the story behind a tasteful success.

    Italian Swiss: The language and culture of Italy extends north of her border
    The culture and language of Italy extends north beyond her border. the southern part of modern Switzerland where they speak Italian, Ticino, did not evolve directly from Roman colonies. It didn’t join the Swiss Confederation until 1803. Gradually, as we moved through the lower, greener mountains, we began to see ferns, and flowers began to bloom and finally I saw a palm near Bellinzona, the capital of the canton. We had arrived at the microclimate of the Swiss Riviera. The conductor now changed to Italian.

    Italian Recipes: Chicken with Olives, Peposo, Pasta with Anchovies and Tomatoes, and more!
    They are not supposed to come together. Ingredients were meant for some meals, but not others. That is...until we combine them. Italians hate waste. They make due with what they have. Invention comes from necessity. Imagination begins and ends in the kitchen. Italians know from experience: Opposites attract.

    Chiriaco Summit: A world renowned travel stop in the desert
    In the Colorado Desert of Southern California is an unincorporated community and travel stop founded by the son of Italian immigrants. An especially arid part of the Southern California desert is where Joe Chiriaco, a self-taught surveyor, envisioned a gas station and small cafe along a dirt road that became Highway 60 and then Interstate 10 in California.

    The Garfagnana: A forbidding and beautiful area of Tuscany
    We thought we were simply going on a leisurely drive through a part of Tuscany we hadn’t seen before. We didn’t know we would discover one of the most beautiful—and sometimes forbidding—regions of Italy.

     


Departments

    • Publisher’s Note: The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
    • Hidden Treasures - Travel: Hotel Campo Imperatore - The Hotel Where Mussolini Was Exiled in Italy
    • Language: Carlo Levi - A physician and artist who wrote “Christ Stopped at Eboli.”
    • Wine & Spirits:  Borsci - How an Elixir Born in Albania Became an Amaro Distilled in Apulia
    • Readers' Corner: "My Uncle Mike," by Mike Ranieri
    • Readers' Corner: "The Plight of Post-Risorgimento Italian Peasants," by Lou Palazzi
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