italian-american memories

At 19, Rubina married Vincent  Coppola. It was 1925 and the couple settled in East Harlem in Manhattan,  where they owned and operated the East Drive Restaurant. Click on the link below to read the full article. God Bless Ruby Coppola, and her loving & caring family! Read more:


My father knew Luciano Virgili very well. In fact, he visited our home on a few occasions, and enjoyed singing with my father in our den. He was born in Northern Italy in 1922 and died in 1987. He was very well known in Italy, and tried to cross over into the American mainstream market, but was not successful. I have very fond memories of Luciano Virgili, and I still enjoy listening to his music. He had a wonderful voice. Just listen…

The Manicotti Incident