Photos by Walter Karling
By Walter Karling
As you probably know, the great Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida recently died.
I checked through my archives and found some photos I shot of her at an event entitled “Vita Italia,” which was held 42 years ago on February 26, 1981. This took place at the Terrace on the Park.
I remember the late Vincent Iannece, father of now Judge Jerry Iannece, the president of the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens calling me at the last minute about her appearing there.
I have no idea what the event was about but I hustled over anyway and got some photos. I scanned these from my negatives.
Locals gathered by the waterside at Astoria Park on June 29, for the annual Independence Day fireworks display. Sponsored by the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition, the event kicked off the 4th of July holiday weekend with a bang.
(Photos By Walter Karling)