Domestic Relations: Concubinage--Italian Style

Short of shooting her, as in the movie Divorce—Italian Style, there is virtually no way for a man to shed his wife in divorceless Italy. Film Producer Carlo Ponti made a game try when he got a legal separation from his wife, arranged a Mexican divorce, and then went through a Mexican marriage with Actress Sophia Loren. But Italian authorities countered that gambit with ease: they recognized the marriage, not the divorce, and they hit Ponti with a bigamy charge. Sending lawyers to the defense on two continents, Ponti got a...

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