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In early 1964, a short piece in the San Francisco Chronicle mentioned that local jazz composer and pianist Vince Guaraldi would write the music for a TV film about Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts newspaper strip: a documentary to be titled A Man Called Charlie Brown. The April 1964 issue of San Francisco magazine gave additional details. The planned 60...

The Godfather is a historic film that made and remade historical past. Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of Mario Puzo’s best-selling household novel is persistently rated within the prime three movement photos ever made, usually at #1. Some critics and movie historians imagine the sequel, The Godfather Half II, was a good higher movie, solidifying...

Producer Dino De Laurentiis was one of the most prolific filmmakers ever, having produced or co-produced more than 600 films during a career that spanned seven decades. His legacy continues not only through the work of his children and grandchildren but also by a new generation of filmmakers in his Italian hometown. De Laurentiis was born in the sh...

There’s something deeply nostalgic about having a meal prepared for you by your grandmother or grandfather—eating a dish that’s been passed down from generation to generation. This special dish is often not written down, but kept stored away in a grandparent’s head, a recipe whose ingredients and proportions may change with the weather. But a new c...

Italian Americans have made their mark on American history since arriving from Italy during the late 1880’s. By 1920, more than four million Italians called the U.S. their home. While the majority suffered prejudice and hardships, many were able to turn those difficult times into prosperity. Notable Italian immigrants and children of immigrants bec...

Director James Mangold’s “Ford v Ferrari” race car epic has a lot of moving parts, and not just on the track. The 2 ½-hour tribute to Le Mans star Ken Miles and genius engineer Carroll Shelby piles conflict upon conflict. Besides the heroes’ schoolyard fisticuffs, the film pits Henry Ford II versus Enzo Ferrari; Shelby versus Ford’s corporate minio...

Garry Pastor , who portrayed the legendary Genovese Crime family boss Matty "The Horse" Ianniello in HBO series The Deuce will be working with multiple award winner Nick Vallelonga and many other established talents on Ciro Dapagio’s Silent Partners. Filming starts this week in Fort Lauderdale. Set in 1980’s Silent Partners is based on true events...

New Year’s Eve is almost here and we at the Italian American Podcast thought we should bring in a special guest to help us point you in the direction of Italy’s best “bubblies” so that when the Ball drops, and you pop the cork you could know exactly which Italian sparkling wine should be in your glass! But, Christian Galliani, Founder of ‘Wine for...

Michele Lopriore, a high-end womens shoe brand, launched its first retail pop-up experience in South Miami in 2018. Then it was on to Manhattan a year later, popping up in New York City's World Trade Center Mall and then, also this year, in Chicago where the Italian retailer popped up on the north end of the city's Magnificent Mile at the North Mic...

V8 engines are superb. We’ve got them in a couple of supercars such as the Ferrari F40, Mosler MT900, Ascari KZ1, and the ultra-powerful SSC Ultimate Aero TT. They’ve also been borrowed from the United States and planted into Italian sports cars. One such example is the De Tomaso Longchamp. Given their incredible success with other cars at the time...

We might be in the golden age of television, but ‘The Sopranos’ still manages to be one of the best television series ever. Its charm might not be felt instantly in today’s high-octane streaming and bingeing culture, but the carefully orchestrated opus of a Mafia crew leader in the series simply grows on you. It proves to be one of the best represe...

The US Navy has awarded a Lockheed Martin-led team including Fincantieri Marinette Marine a multi-billion dollar order to construct four Multi-Mission Surface Combatants ships for Saudi Arabia. Fincantieri will build the ships - part of the US foreign military sales programme - at the Marinette yard in Wisconsin. The contract has is worth some $1.3...