Monday, October 21, 2019

European Western Comic Books ~ Albi Juventus, Supplements Juventus

Albi Juventus, Supplements Juventus

Published from 1938 to 1943, length of each comic varied from 8 to 48 pages with color covers and black and white pages. Published in Milan, Italy by the Vittoria Publishing House

The word Supplements Juventus is attributed to these books for the sake of cataloging, it is not shown on the comics themselves, but they are usually identified by collectors. They are not numbered and initially leave no indications, they are mainly supplements to ALBOGIORNALE.

Series I: here we want to insert three books which were published in 1938, the first two by the Publishing House Vittoria and printed by the Off. Grafiche La Lito and the third by the Arti Grafiche Zacchetti & C. for the Edizioni S.A.D.E.L. Among other things, the first two books are still advertised on Albi JUVENTUS in the summer of 1940. "The Invincible" and "The Hero of Texas" published as Ted Strong by Al Carreno, which already appeared as Matteo Garrese on TOPOLINO (1937 and 1940) and "The Musketeers of Arizona" which had English production material.

Series II: the debut takes place with three collections of the inserts of the first 8 numbers of ALBOGIORNALE and along the same lines is inserted the "reprint" of "Paolone il contrabbandiere". They follow the stories already published in the weekly magazine itself or on AUDACE. #19 and  #20 present CAPTAIN FIAMMA (Gordon Fife) by Bob Moore and Carl Pfeufer, #29 and #30 are reruns of "Cuori coraggiosi" (ALBI JUVENTUS #s 107-135 and #s 31 and 32 close the series with the "Life of Lightning" fictionalized by Vincenzo Baggioli.

Series 1: Issue Titles
(01) (00.00.38) - “L’invincibile” (The Invincible)
(02) (00.00.38) - “L’eroe dal Texas” (The Hero from Texas)
(03) (00.00.38) - “I moschettieri dell’Arizona” (The Musketeers of Arizona)

Series 2: Issue Titles
(01) (00.00.39) - “Il gran premio mondiale” (The World Grand Prize) #s 1-3
(02) (00.00.39) - “Le avventure di Cuorforte” (The Adventures of Cuorforte) #s 4-6
(03) (00.00.39) - “Il terrore della Cordigliera” (The Terror of Cordillera) #s 7-8
(04) (00.00.39) - “Paolone contrabbandiere” (Paolone Sumggler) (Marrota)
(05) (01.07.39) - “Le caverne dei giganti” (The Caves of the Giants)
(06) (01.08.39) - “Il treno della morte” (The Train of Death)
(07) (28.08.39) - “Il tempio d’oro” (DF ) (The Golden Temple) (Carlo Cossio)
(08) (01.09.39) - “Aquila nera” (Black Eagle) (Vittorio Cossio)
(09) (24.12.39) - “Fulminissimo” (Carlo Cossio)
(10) (00.00.40) - “Lotte nell’ombra” (Struggles in the Shadow)
(11) (03.11.40) - “La torre magnetica” (The Magnetic Towe) (Edgardo Dell’Acqua) (#87)
(12) (24.11.40) - “Biribì, re degli elefanti” (Biribi, King of the Elephants) (Vittorio Cossio) (#90)
(13) (08.12.40) - “La setta del Drago Verde” (The Sect of the Green Dragon) (Guido Zamperoni)
(14) (02.03.41) - “Gli sparvieri del mare” (The Sparrowhawks of the Sea) (#104)
(15) (04.05.41) - “L’appello salvatore” (The Appeal of the Svior) (#113)
(16) (18.05.41) - “Ombre rosse” (Red Shadows) (#115)
(17) (15.06.41) - “Il mistero della sfinge” (The Mystery of the Sphinx) (#119)
(18) (29.06.41) - “Nell’Atlantide misteriosa” (The Mysterious Atlantis) (#121)
(19) (20.07.41) - “Il mistero dell’orso fantasma” (I) (The Mystery of the Phantom Bear) (#124)
(20) (03.08.41) - “Un’invenzione pericolosa” (II) (A Dangerous Invention) (#126)
(21) (10.08.41) - “Il rubino del Kalahari” (The Ruby of Kalahari) (#127)
(22) (17.08.41) - “Lotta nello spazio” (Fight in Space) (#128)
(23) (21.05.42) - “I naufraghi della Cunegonda” (I) (The Shipwrecks of the Cunegonda) (#162)
(24) (28.05.42) - “Le grandi cacce di Zenobio” (II) (The great hunts of Zenobio") (#163)
(25) (09.07.42) - “Nel campo nemico” (Guido Zamperoni) (In the Enemies Camp) (#169)
(26) (00.00.00) - “Polidoro”
(27) (00.00.00) - “La tradotta degli sfollati” (The Translation of Displaced Persons (Albi
(28) (00.00.00) - “La freccia d’oro” (Reg Perrot) (The Golden Arrow) (Albi Jubentus)
(29) (00.00.00) - “Terre senza pace” (I) (Lands Without Peace)
(30) (00.00.00) - “Nelle gole del Colorado” (II) (In the Colorado Gorges)
(31) (00.00.43) - “Vita di Fulmine - Prime avventure” (Life of Lightning - First adventures)
(32) (00.00.43) - “Vita di Fulmine - Secondo episodio” (Life of Lightning - Second episode)

Special Birthdays

Roberto Font (actor) would have been 115 today, he died in 1981.

Guy Lefranc (director) would have been 100 today, he died in 1994.

Nikola Milic (actor) would have been 95 today, he died in 2000.

Raika Juri (actress) is 75 today. 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Who Are Those Composers ~ Elvio Monti

Elvio Monti was born in Genoa, Italy on April 10, 1934. He is an Italian composer, arranger and orchestra director. He began working as a musician, after studying at the Conservatory, becoming the accompanying of pianist Claudio Villa. In 1962 he found success as a composer, writing the music for Michele Lacerenza with ‘Fontane d'Italia’. He then collaborated with Fabrizio De André during the early part of his career, as an arranger and conductor of the record Karim, and has also wrote the music of some songs ("Per i tuoi larghi occhi" and "La città vecchia"). During this period he was also an arranger for the Ariel label, for which he was the artistic director for Piero Ciampi; and on the text Ciampi Elvio Monti wrote the music for “Nato in settembre”, released on 45 rpm record in 1964 sung by the actress Georgia Moll. With the singer Livorno he created a friendly relationship, and the two worked together several times. He also worked with Sibyl Monti and did orchestrations for other artists, such as Mino De Marzi. In 1966 he collaborated with Franca Evangelisti, writing the music for “Il nido e Eppure è facile” the” under the pseudonym of Evy Angeli. In 1968 he composed the music of “L'estasi” (the words by Armando Stula), for Andrea Giordana and the Ligurian actress Marisa Solinas. In 1971 he wrote the music for the cartoon Leoniglio designed by Sergio Minutes and broadcast by RAI; also in the same year, with Gina Lollobrigida carefully arranging two songs released on 45s “Nel mio orto” and “Prendimi tu”. In the seventies Elvio Monti collaborated with Squalor, also writing some music together with Toto Savio and arranging albums”Vacca” in 1977 and “Cappelle” in 1978. Monti also arranged two albums for folk singer Alvaro Amici: “Roma de mi madre” and “Roma canta” published by Fonit-Cetra.

Monti has composed several soundtracks for film including co-composing one Euro-western “Alleluia and Sartana, Sons of God (1972) with Franco Zauli. In the eighties he became involved in rearrangements of sacred and liturgical melodies to the Pauline Editions, but dis not abandon pop music, and in recent years he has worked as an arranger with the singer Jenny B.

MONTI, Elvio (aka Evy Angeli, Joseph Montzel, Pelleus) [4/10/1934, Genoa, Liguria, Italy –
     ] – composer, arranger, conductor, musician (piano), founded ‘Elvio Monti And His Big Band & String Orchestra’.
Alleluia and Sartana, Sons of God – 1972 (co)
     Song: “Title Song” sung by Elvio Monti

Special Birthdays

John Karlsen (actor) would have been 100 today, he died in 2017.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Spaghetti Western Locations for “The Relentless Four”

We continue our search for film locations for “The Relentless Four”. Deputy Vince brings the wagon to the front of the jail and Mrs. Anders gets the sheriff and Sam. Sam is placed in the wagon which is slowly driven out of town.

This scene was filmed Oasys / Mini Hollywood, Almeria, Spain and Golden City, Manzanares, Spain.

For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi Yasuda’s location site: and Captain Douglas Film Locations