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Apr 25, 2006 9:19 am

Alida Valli, RIP

I just read in this morning's New York Times about the death of Italian actress Alida Valli. Apparently she passed away on Saturday the 22nd. She was essentially unknown in the United States except among die-hard Ayn Rand fans, for her memorable performance in the Mussolini-era film version of Rand's novel, We the Living. Here is the Wikipedia article on Valli, recent as of a few days ago, with memorial notices at the bottom.

I'm pressed for time right now, but I'll add a bit more on Valli and the odd fate of We the Living later today.

P.S. Dammit, I just noticed that Aeon Skoble beat me to the punch on this.

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Irfan Khawaja - 8/4/2006

Oh yeah? Well I scooped you on Jane Jacobs. So there.

Aeon J. Skoble - 4/28/2006

I didn't blog about Jane Jacobs. I don't know if it counts as a scoop if the other person doesn't write anything. (But another L&P blogger had the Jacobs story a day before you did.) But I'll give you this: you remembered to blog about April 19th, which I totally forgot, even after leaving myself a note to remember to do so. I hang my head in shame.

Aeon J. Skoble - 4/27/2006

Sorry dude. These things happen.