Luigi’s Legacy / Progress

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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18
March

Frank Campione: Lawyer, teacher and doer!

Posted by Lou Del Bianco

I met Frank Campione when he invited me to perform my one man show for his high schoolers in Hamilton, N.J. Frank had a very successful career in labor law and as a management consultant in the public and private sectors. 10 years ago he decided to retire and enter the next phase of his life […]

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13
March

Joe Stagnitta: son, nephew and grandson of great stone carvers

Posted by Lou Del Bianco

I had the pleasure of meeting Joe Stagnitta and his lovely wife Margaret in February at his home in Hyde Park, NY. Joe is the grandson of Giosofat Nesti, who hailed from Pietrasanta. The hammer Joe is holding is one that his father, uncle and grandfather used in their work. The marble encasing the clock is from […]

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