In that era people often posed with guns, liquor bottles, etc. It was to represent a tableau of the seven deadly sins. Or just to clown around for the camera.
Response to 24 Best Quotes Ever About Food:
Sophia Loren didn’t say the thing about spaghetti. She set the record straight on CBS Sunday Morning, 20 Dec 2009, Legendary Beauty: A candid interview with Sophia Loren: “It’s not true!” she laughed. “”I never said it. ‘I owe everything to the spaghetti?’ It’s not true. They put it in my mouth and it still goes on. It’s not true. So silly. Can you imagine?”