People: Feb. 2, 1962

Italian Cinemelon Sophia Loren, 27, had her day in court on two continents. In Rome, her fond discoverer, Producer Carlo Ponti, was racing to annul their marriage before they could be booked for bigamy (Italy does not recognize Ponti's divorce from his first wife). In New York Supreme Court, where Sophia was suing Bronston Productions, Inc. because she was billed below Charlton Heston on a Broadway sign ballyhooing El Cid. Justice Samuel Hofstadter chucked out her requested injunction. Said he: "Such vanity doubtless is due to the adulation which the public showers on...

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