Elisa Leonelli has been in charge of the Archives for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association since 2011.
In 2014 she selected B&W portraits of legendary movie stars interviewed by HFPA journalists between 1971 and 1988 for the Golden Globes website. See Classic Men and Classic Women photo galleries. Also B&W photos of the Golden Globe Awards from the 1950s and 60s. See Vintage Golden Globes 1954-1964. She reported on the Todos Santos Film Festival. In 2015 she wrote articles about the early years of the HFPA, the 1954 Awards ceremony, the Cecil B. DeMille and the Henrietta Awards. She reminisced about Italian actor Ugo Tognazzi. In 2016 she wrote Golden Globe nominees profile for Paul Dano, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Dev Patel, Jeff Bridges, reported on CinemaCon and Amazon Studios from Las Vegas, remembered Gene Wilder, wrote profile of Laverne Cox. In 2017 she reported on the TCM Classic Film Festival, wrote short reviews of foreign films submitted for 2018 Golden Globe consideration: BEYOND BROTHERHOOD (Panama), FORTUNATA (Italy), MOM (India), TULIPANI (Netherlands), WHITE SUN (Nepal), wrote nominee profile for Willem Dafoe. She interviewed in Italian Luca Guadagnino, director of Call Me by Your Name.
Leonelli wrote biographies for Cecil B.DeMille award recipients 1952 to 201, for movie actors and directors nominees 2000 to 2018.
For original version of articles, consult the HFPA page of My Career website.
Elisa Leonelli wrote profiles of 15 classic stars with quotes from HFPA interviews.
Read them in Honor Roll.