Call Me Stormy

Finding righteous currents in turbulent times

Go! Girl! Go! — Veinte

Gina Lollobrigida as Queen Sheba tries to tempt Yul Brynner in the 1959 Biblical epic Solomon & Sheba, but a fiery God signals his disapproval of the accompanying pagan rituals and statues. Tyrone Power originally played Solomon, but died of a heart attack after three-fourths of the picture had been shot, forcing United Artists to hastily elevate Brynner to the lead role. Lollobrigida, who was 42 at the time of this production, once famously quipped, “A woman at 20 is like ice, at 30 she is warm and at 40 she is hot.”

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