“Timbo, go away!”*
I read yesterday that Elsa Martinelli, Italian fashion model turned actress, had died. Coincidentally I have just recently watched Hatari (1962) in which Ms. Martinelli starred with John Wayne.Hatari is one of those easy-going travelogue-cum-romance movies of the early sixties that is very entertaining and a good stress-reducer when you need one. Add wine and you are all set. The ensemble cast appears to be having a good time too.
Anyway, a toast to the beautiful, skinny, chain-smoking Elsa Martinelli, who got to kiss John Wayne and play with baby elephants. It doesn’t get much better than that.
*Dallas (Elsa Martinelli) in Hatari