- Issue date: 25/05/2017
- Printing Process: Offset
- Paper: Engomado
- Size of stamp: 28.8 x 40.9 mm
- Sheet effects: 25
- Postal value of the stamps: 0.50 €
- Print run: 200.000
As part of the series Correos has been issuing for years dedicated to Spanish cinema, it is presenting two stamps commemorating two great film artists: Lina Morgan and Vicente Aranda.
As with last year’s series featuring Amparo Rivelles and Luis Mariano, this series focuses on the career of two figures who left an indelible mark on the history of cinema.
Lina Morgan (María de los Ángeles López Segovia) was one of Spain's most beloved and famous actresses. Born in Madrid in March 1937, she lived her whole life in the old-fashioned neighbourhood of La Latina. In the 1960s she began to get small roles in films and became a box-office phenomenon starring in a half dozen titles. She managed to create her own persona, breaking the norms of the era. Later she would work in television and theatre, becoming the owner of the iconic Teatro de La Latina.
The stamp features a lovely image of the actress with a small silhouette of one of her most remembered characters: the country girl come to town.
Vicente Aranda was born in Barcelona in 1926. He lived in Venezuela where he worked in computers and came to cinema “late” at 39 years old. His films were characterised by a clearly erotic streak, but also shared a bitter, realistic, intelligent and scathing vision of life and Spain.
Films like “Girl with the Golden Panties”, “The Turkish Passion”, “Lovers” or the two dedicated to “El Lute” were box-office hits that enjoyed unanimous acclaim from audiences and critics alike.
Although a life-long perfectionist, his work also had a sense of humour that jumped off the screen.
This stamp emulates the style of the old hand-painted movie posters that used to decorate the façades of Madrid’s top cinemas.