Third Edition 2017
Volume 19 / Issue Three
Sal Mineo: Forever, America's Teen Idol
No one had to convince Josephine that her child was special.The black-haired, brown-eyed boy with a captivating smile was born on January 10, 1939, seven years, 11 months and two days after Josephine Alvisi married Salvatore Mineo.
By the time the film premiered in October 1955, “Rebel Without a Cause” had two unbeatable angles: Its star (James Dean) was dead and one of its co-stars was a Bronx boy who had made good in the two toughest places – Broadway and Hollywood. Before his fatal car crash, James Dean said that “Sal had the look of the angels.” Natalie Wood said, “I’d hate to be taxed a nickel for every heart he’s going to break.” And his girlfriend Jill Haworth said, “Sal was the ringmaster, and life was a circus.”
|In Every Issue
Letters to the Editor
Genealogy/My Italian Family
- Readers’ Corner
- Wine and Spirits
- Subscription Form
- Advertisers’ Index
The Third Edition 2017 includes:
- Sal Mineo: Forever, America's Teen Idol
- PRIMO Picks...The Best of Sal Mineo - His Top Roles in Cinema
- La Reggia di Caserta: One of the World's Most Beautiful Estates
- Teatro Trianon - Can a Newly Restored Theater Save Naples' Most Troubled Neighborhood?
- Roll a Wheel of Cheese - Parmigiano-Reggiano Isn't Just for Eating, but for Rolling
- Italian Recipes: Pork Chop Agrodolce, Spinach Tortellini Soup, Viola Cake, and more!
- A Fig Tree Grows in Utica
- Rich DiSilvio: A Renaissance Artist for the Digital Age
COVER FEATURE - Sal Mineo
No one had to convince Josephine that her child was special.The black-haired, brown-eyed boy with a captivating smile was born on January 10, 1939, seven years, 11 months and two days after Josephine Alvisi married Salvatore Mineo. A skilled woodworker and sculptor who emigrated from Sicily, Salvatore, Sr., earned a living in the Great Depression by starting a coffin-making company. The family lived in a small walk-up apartment in East Harlem, a polyglot neighborhood of Italians and Puerto Ricans. Little Salvatore was nicknamed Junior. He had two older brothers and a sister.
PRIMO Picks The Best of Sal Mineo : We choose the four best performances of actor Sal Mineo.
La Reggia di Caserta: One of the World's Most Beautiful Estates : La Reggia di Caserta, north of Naples, has been in a state of decay for years. Now, with the arrival of a new general manager, the turning point seems to have appeared, and la Reggia is again ready to open its doors to display a fascinating chapter of Italy’s history. Primo Magazine has visited a place where beauty and greatness walk hand in hand.
Teatro Trianon - Can a Newly Restored Theater Save Naples' Most Troubled Neighborhood? : Naples' most celebrated and historic theaters. Having accumulated 500,000 euros of debt spread across a series of credit lenders, the fate of the Teatro del Popolo Trianon Viviani, commonly known as the Trianon, looked more like a future supermarket or betting hall than a hunk of culture rendered institutional by Naples' favorite sons. As of last July, local governments established a plan to open its doors once again.
Roll a Wheel of Cheese - Parmigiano-Reggiano Isn't Just for Eating, but for Rolling : You may have never heard of it, but launch the wheel of cheese is a very popular game in Italy. How is it played? Each team uses a wheel of cheese tied by a string or ribbon that is launched along a path. It can be played by one person or a team. Whoever launches the wheel of cheese the farthest wins the cheese of the loser.
Italian Recipes: Pork Chop Agrodolce, Spinach Tortellini Soup, Viola Cake, and more! : At first glance, Italian is out. Not new. Not trendy. Then, you taste. The food. Flavorful. Filling. You realize - it’s no contest. Italian is your cuisine. Always in. Always good.
A Fig Tree Grows in Utica : This is about three old men; born when FDR was president, grew up in the same neighborhood, attended the same high school, and played on the same football team. It’s also about figs
Rich DiSilvio: A Renaissance Artist for the Digital Age : During this period Rich provided creative assets for many star celebrities and super groups, including Pink Floyd, Moody Blues, Cher, Queen, Rolling Stones, Madonna, Jay Z, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, and included his homage to artist Roger Dean when he created the digital cover art for the YES album Re-union.
- Publisher’s Note: Italy and America: A Different Approach to Local Boundaries Stems from a Different Relationship Between Government and The People
- Hidden Treasures - Travel: A Garden in the Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II Contains Porta Magica
- Language: Primo Levi - One of Italy’s Most Celebrated Authors Thought Himself a Chemist First; Writer, Second
- Wine & Spirits: Ramazzotti - The Mainstay Amaro from Milan Still Amazes Us
- Readers' Corner: "The Man in the Photo," by Gloria Barone
- Readers' Corner: "Prejudice and Stereotypes in Italian Language Textbooks," by Dennis Barone
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