Sophia Loren, 84, makes a rare Hollywood appearance to host a screening of Mary Poppins Returns
Bobbie Whiteman for Dailymail.com
It is a world movie icon.
And Friday Sophia Loren, 84, has made a rare public appearance to host a star-studded reception and the screening of Mary Poppins Returns at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills.
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Old friends: Icon Sofia Loren, 80, curled up with Mary Poppins Return director Rob Marshall, 58, at a reception D screening in honor of the film at the Beverly Hills Montage on Friday
. She was represented with a host of directors and actors including Rob Marshall of Mary Poppins Returns, 58, who wore a black overalls and a shirt.  The couple appeared next to a Mary Poppins Returns poster with Emily Blunt, 35, as Mary and Lin-Manuel Miranda, 38, as Jack's lamp-stand.
He worked with Rob at the musical film Nine in 2009.
Maintaining it as a family: Rob and Sophia were joined by the son of the actress Eduardo Ponti, 46, who shared with her late husband, the producer Carlo Ponti, wh died in 2007 at the age of 94
Sophia also posed with Rob and her son, Eduardo Ponti, 46, who shared with her deceased husband producer Carlo Ponti, who died in 2007 at the age of 94.
Eduardo was also suitable in black, but added a blue shirt and tie.
The veteran actor Jon Voight, 80, showed up at the event and was depicted with his arm around Rob.
Radiant: smiling while posing in a blue jacket and trousers combined with Marshall
Cheers! A glass of champagne was ready on the table for the star
Break for applause: Rob gave a speech at the event
Icon: Sophia also said a few words on the microphone in front of the happy guests
Others who joined Sophia at the reception have included the partner of Rob's choreographer John DeLuca; director of photography Dion Beebe, 51; production designer John Myhre, 60; composer, composer, co-lyricist, composer, Marc Shaiman, 59, and co-lyricist Scott Wittman, 64.
Mary Poppins Returns was nominated for four Golden Globes but failed to convert them to victories on 6 January at the Beverly Hilton.
It is also up for grabs for nine Critics & Choice Awards, which will be delivered on Sunday in Santa Monica.
The Oscars, who plays on February 24 at the Hollywood Dolby Theater, has not yet announced his nominees.
Mixing and mingling: the veteran actor Jon Voight, 80, showed up at the event and was portrayed with the arm around Rob
Italian bomb: Sophia was the iconic beauty of the years '50, '60 and '70