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Jan Todd, a scholar at the Univ. of Texas, has asked me to post the
following query.  Responses may be sent to me, or to her
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"Steve Reeves of Hercules fame was here last week to see our [Sports
History] library and the Texas springtime.  He is now 68 or so and is
trying to collect his retirement money from the Italian Film Board [or
whoever he paid it in to.] Steve made 16 Italian films which he should be
credited for in his retirement payemnts.  However, the
beauracrats handling his application are only crediting him for 7 and have
told him that he will have to prove that he made the other films in Italy.
        According to Steve, they want him to show proof--via copies of
posters or
ads in Italian, that he made the films. They have told him that they will not
count ads in English.  So--what would you advise?  Is there an Italian film
encyclopedia/directory?  Is there an Italian film scholar who might be
willing to help him that I can reach via E-Mail?"
much thanks,
Dan Streible