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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Italy 2016 - Anna Magnani



COUNTRY: ITALY
ISSUE DATE: 31 August 2016
SIZE: 30 x 40 mm
 STAMP THEME: Anna Magnani
 STAMP DESIGN: Fabio Abbati



Anna Magnani (1908 – 1973) was an Italian stage and film actress.


Magnani was mystically inclined and consulted astrologers, as well as believing in numerology. She also claimed to be clairvoyant. 


She ate and drank very little and could subsist for long periods on nothing more than black coffee and cigarettes. However, these habits often affected her sleep: "My nights are appalling," she said. "I wake up in a state of nerves and it takes me hours to get back in touch with reality." Perhaps her strangest quirk was her love of defleaing street kittens with her thumbnails.









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Stamp images thanks to Poste Italiane

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