Sunday, March 25, 2012

Tina Di Lorenzo and Armando Falconi

Tina Di Lorenzo and Armando Falconi wedding postcard, LivornoTina Di Lorenzo was born in Turin in 1872. Her father was a marquis and her mother an actress, but with a noble background herself. Tina's love for the stage begun at thirteen and she soon became one of the most famous theater actresses of the time. She was often on tour abroad and was well known even in Argentina, where she was called the Encantadora.
During a tournee in Hungary she fell in love with the fellow actor Armando Falconi, who also fought and won a duel in Budapest against a journalist to defend her reputation.
They choose to marry in Livorno, one of the coolest places of the time, and their wedding was also honored with the above postcard. Their son Dino, a writer and a director, was born in Livorno in 1902.

(1901 postcard digitized from the collection of Antonio Cantelli)
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15 comments:

Jack said...

Your historic photos and stories are very interesting, VP.

Theanne said...

a love story...she is very beautiful, he is very handsome!

Randy said...

Great post and photo.

Dianne said...

Absolutely beautiful .... Thank you for this lovely post card and the story that accompanies it .

Traveling Hawk said...

This post is great, VP! I like this kind of old photos/post cards. The short story could be transformed in a movie.

brattcat said...

fascinating.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love her dress!She is so elegant!
Léia

cieldequimper said...

Perfect spring love post!

JM said...

I bet the marquis family was not very happy regarding the wedding with an actress! :-) Loved the duel story.

Halcyon said...

They look like a stylish couple.

joo said...

Lovely old postcard:)

Gunn said...

Love the photo, the postcard and the story!
What a find!

Lois Evensen said...

I really enjoy your old photos and the stories about them. :)

Happy Sunday,
Lois

crocrodyl said...

Beautiful history! Thanks for sharing!

Dina said...

A postcard of their own! What an interesting couple. Glad they chose Livorno. Really, they were still having duels in those days?