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Anna Manduchi

Post by Johan Melle » 28/08/2018, 23:30

Anna Manduchi in a fotoromanzo from 1969

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Anna Manduchi was a very well-known character actress in fotoromanzi, who started her career in the early 1960s, it seems. She worked for the famous fotoromanzo publisher Lancio from 1963 until 1999, appearing in many hundreds of fotoromanzi, including several big and important roles.

In addition to her career in fotoromanzi, Anna also appeared in films and on television. The biggest role we've been able to find for her was her part as Mrs. Shane in the spaghetti western Vendo cara la pelle (1968), and she also has a credited role in the ultra rare TV series Diagnosi (1975).

According to this post in the Lancio forum, Anna died in August 2008.


FILMOGRAPHY

1962
  1. I motorizzati (uncredited) .... Woman at insurance office
  2. L'attico (uncredited) .... Woman in bar

    1965
  3. Agente 077: missione Bloody Mary (uncredited) .... Woman in plastic surgery photos

    1967
  4. I giorni dell'ira (uncredited) .... Woman in the casino

    1968
  5. Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (uncredited) .... Woman at the reunion party for the 293rd Squadron
  6. I 2 deputati (uncredited) .... Woman watching the debate on TV
  7. Vendo cara la pelle (uncredited) .... Mrs. Shane

    1969
  8. Femmine insaziabili (uncredited) .... role?

    1970
  9. FBI - Francesco Bertolazzi investigatore (TV series) - episode 1: "Sparita il giorno delle nozze" (uncredited) .... Woman at funeral

    1971
  10. ...continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità (uncredited) .... Restaurant guest

    1973
  11. La proprietà non è più un furto (uncredited) .... Woman at the security equipment demonstration
  12. Studio legale per una rapina (uncredited) .... Woman at the fashion show
  13. Vogliamo i colonnelli (uncredited) .... Woman at the funeral

    1974
  14. La polizia chiede aiuto (uncredited) .... Nurse
  15. Le scomunicate di San Valentino (uncredited) .... Nun
  16. Pane e cioccolata (uncredited) .... Restaurant cashier

    1975
  17. Diagnosi (TV series) (credited) .... role?
  18. La poliziotta fa carriera (uncredited) .... Woman in the cinema

    1976
  19. Roma a mano armata (uncredited) .... Woman in the casino

    1977
  20. Le notti porno nel mondo (uncredited) .... Woman at nightclub

    1978
  21. La banda del Gobbo (uncredited) .... Woman at nightclub

    1981
  22. Una vacanza del cactus (uncredited) .... Woman with dogs

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Re: Anna Manduchi

Post by Johan Melle » 31/08/2018, 23:02

Throughout her long career in fotoromanzi, Anna Manduchi usually played the heroine's mother (and the grandmother when she got older) or the kind-hearted maid. She almost always played sympathetic characters. Here are some examples:

Charme N. 125: "Peccato di donna" (June 1966) - with Peter Lee Lawrence (who used the Pierre Clement in fotoromanzi)
Charme 125 - Anna Manduchi.jpg

Sofia N. 30: "Io ti darò tutto il mondo" (September 1966) - as Carla Romanelli's mother
Sofia 30 - Anna Manduchi.jpg

Le avventure di Lucky Martin N. 21: "Diana rapita" (June 1970) - with our friend Nando Sarlo
Lucky Martin 21 - Anna Manduchi.jpg

Letizia N. 187: "Ascolta: È il vento" (April 1972)
Letizia 187 - Anna Manduchi.jpg

Anna as a nun in "L'orso azzurro", a continuing fotoromanzo published in the magazine Sogno from 1972 to 1973
Sogno A Puntate - Anna Manduchi.jpg

Charme N. 291: "Quando i fiori non sorridono più" (February 1973) - typical role as a maid
Charme 291 - Anna Manduchi.jpg

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Re: Anna Manduchi

Post by Johan Melle » 31/08/2018, 23:08

And some more fotoromanzo roles - now in color.

Kolossal N. 18: "Canaglia dagli occhi neri" (May 1976) - another maid role
Kolossal 18 - Anna Manduchi.jpg

Uncredited role for Anna as a nun in Le avventure di Jacques Douglas N. 177: "Vorrei che lui ti somigliasse" (June 1980) - one of the last instalments in the famed Jacques Douglas serial
Jacques Douglas 177 - Anna Manduchi.jpg

Anna in the very prestigious all-star cast fotoromanzo "I girasoli" (1982), which was published in 16 parts in various Lancio magazines. And of course she plays the kind-hearted maid
Girasoli - Anna Manduchi.jpg

Kiss N. 66: "Come un filo d'argento" (May 1983)
Kiss 66 - Anna Manduchi.jpg

And finally a nice but not quite so sympathetic role as Leslie D'Olive's grandmother in Fotomusic N. 3: "Susan non è più sola" (June 1986)
Fotomusic 3 - Anna Manduchi.jpg

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Re: Anna Manduchi

Post by Johan Melle » 31/08/2018, 23:23

And now the film roles. The earliest ones found so far are from 1962.

Anna is visible in the background here in L'attico (1962) - pics and identification by Ciavazzaro
L'Attico - Anna Manduchi1.jpg
L'Attico - Anna Manduchi2.jpg

Anna also appears in I motorizzati (1962) - in a scene at the insurance office together with Sandro Mondini and Ugo Mari
Motorizzati - Anna Manduchi.jpg

She also has a very funny performance (if one can call it that) in the spy movie Agente 077: Missione Bloody Mary (1965). There is a scene at a clinic for plastic surgery where Lella Cattaneo appears as a woman who wants a nose job
Agente 077 - Anna Manduchi1.jpg

Helga Liné is telling Lella about how they can change the shape of the nose and she shows Lella several photos of another woman who has had surgery on her nose - and the woman in the photos is none other than Anna Manduchi! :D
Agente 077 - Anna Manduchi2.jpg

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Re: Anna Manduchi

Post by Johan Melle » 31/08/2018, 23:34

The most substantial movie role discovered for Anna so far is the western Vendo cara le pelle (1968). She's uncredited but has a pretty good role as Mrs. Shane
Vendo Cara La Pelle - Anna Manduchi1.jpg
Vendo Cara La Pelle - Anna Manduchi2.jpg
Vendo Cara La Pelle - Anna Manduchi4.jpg
Vendo Cara La Pelle - Anna Manduchi5.jpg

Anna can also be spotted in a few other westerns.
Here in I giorni dell'ira (1967) as a woman who enters the casino and sits across from Lee Van Cleef - pic by Carlos
Giorni Dell'Ira - Anna Manduchi.jpg

She's also in the restaurant scene (together with countless of her generici colleagues) in the famous Spencer/Hill western comedy ...continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità (1971)
Continuavano Chiamarlo Trinita - Anna Manduchi.jpg

Another (very brief) 1960s role in Femmine insaziabili (1969)
Femmine Insaziabili - Anna Manduchi.jpg

And visible for a few brief seconds at the funeral in the TV series FBI - Francesco Bertolazzi investigatore - episode 1: "Sparita il giorno delle nozze" (1970) - wearing the same hat she has in Femmine insaziabili, I think
FBI - Anna Manduchi.jpg

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Re: Anna Manduchi

Post by Johan Melle » 31/08/2018, 23:45

And now some 1970s roles. Seems Anna was at her most prolific in the mid 1970s.

Here she is together with Attilio Pelegatti as a woman at the fashion show in Studio legale per una rapina (1973)
Studio Legale - Anna Manduchi.jpg

As a woman at the funeral in Vogliamo i colonnelli (1973) - identification by Ghibarian
Vogliamo Colonnelli - Anna Manduchi.jpg

Nice little brief role as the cashier at the restaurant in Pane e cioccolata (1974) - identification by Ciavazzaro
Pane Cioccolata - Anna Manduchi.jpg

Anna as a hospital nurse in the great giallo La polizia chiede aiuto (1974) - identification by Ghibarian
Polizia Chiede Aiuto - Anna Manduchi.jpg

And as one of the nuns in the nunsploitation film Le scomunicate di San Valentino (1974)
San Valentino - Anna Manduchi.jpg

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Post by Johan Melle » 31/08/2018, 23:52

Anna gambling at the casino in Roma a mano armata (1976)
Roma A Mano Armata - Anna Manduchi.jpg

A rather displeased-looking Anna doesn't appreciate the overly sexy nightclub act she's watching in Le notti porno nel mondo (1977)
Notti Porno Nel Mondo - Anna Manduchi.jpg

Brief role but great close-up as a woman at the nightclub in La banda del Gobbo (1978) - identification by Ciavazzaro
Banda Del Gobbo - Anna Manduchi.jpg

No good shots but this woman with the dogs is Anna for sure in Una vacanza del cactus (1981)
Vacanza Del Cactus - Anna Manduchi1.jpg
Vacanza Del Cactus - Anna Manduchi2.jpg

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Re: Anna Manduchi

Post by Emiliano » 01/09/2018, 8:33

La poliziotta fa carriera (1975)
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Re: Anna Manduchi

Post by Johan Melle » 01/09/2018, 19:16

Thanks, Emiliano! :thumbup:

And I've now discovered another 1960s role for Anna! Here she is watching the debate on TV in I 2 deputati (1968)
I 2 Deputati - Anna Manduchi.jpg

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Re: Anna Manduchi

Post by Johan Melle » 08/10/2018, 22:35

Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968) as Woman at the reunion party for the 293rd Squadron
Buonasera Mrs Campbell - Manduchi.jpg

La proprietà non è più un furto (1973) as Woman at the security equipment demonstration
La Proprieta - Anna Manduchi.jpg

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