Luigi’s Legacy / Progress

6
September

“THROUGH LINCOLN’S EYES” DOCUMENTARY

Posted by Lou Del Bianco

As Mount Rushmore edges closer to permanently recognizing Luigi Del Bianco as the most important stone carver on the work, I am so pleased to share this mini documentary with you. My family owes so much to Taryn Grimes-Herbert and T. Sean Herbert, a amazingly talented husband-wife team who took my grandfather’s story, embraced it […]

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26
July

LUIGI MEMORIAL NOW PART OF POKEMON GO!

Posted by Lou Del Bianco

Can you believe it? I was alerted to this by a Facebook friend of mine. Just when I thought my grandfather had reached the apex of recognition, THIS HAPPENS. Pokemon even wrote “In Memory of Luigi Del Bianco” They got the birth date right, but the date of death is 1969. That’s ok. What is […]

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27
May

Mount Rushmore Recognizes Luigi Del Bianco as Chief Carver

Posted by Lou Del Bianco

Since this year marks the 75th anniversary of the completion of Mount Rushmore, the staff has been posting short bios of the workers on their Facebook page. After 25 years, the National Park Service has finally acknowledged that Luigi Del Bianco was in fact the chief carver. Permanent recognition at the mountain is what we are really […]

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13
May

GLORIA DEL BIANCO ON NPR!

Posted by Lou Del Bianco

Back in 2012, my Aunt Gloria and I were interviewed for NPR’s “Morning Editon”. It was so touching to hear Gloria reminisce about her father.  She is such a good storyteller and paints a beautiful portrait of Luigi. GLORIA DEL BIANCO ON NPR

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13
April

THE ITALIANS ARE HERE!

Posted by Lou Del Bianco

On April 8, there was an Italian invasion at my home in Village Green. One of Italy’s top rated TV shows, “Voyager” came to Port Chester to interview me about my grandfather. The program will air sometime in July. The show gets about 4 million viewers, which would be the equivalent of 20 million in […]

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