Rose Tattoo House Reborn In Key West

Burt Lancaster, Anna Magnani's secretary, Tennessee Williams and Magnani on the porch of the Key West home known as 'The Rose Tattoo House.'

Sixty years ago, a film partially shot in Key West won three Academy Awards — including Best Actress.

Anna Magnani was the first Italian actress to win an Oscar. She won for her role in “The Rose Tattoo,” a movie based on the play by her close friend Tennessee Williams.

The house where Magnani’s character lived has recently been restored by an Italian couple. Carla Agostini Gay is a major movie buff and Magnani is her favorite actress.

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