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  Clara Petacci - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Clara Petacci (Claretta Petacci) (February 28, 1912 – April 28, 1945) was a young Roman girl from an upper-class family who became Benito Mussolini's mistress.
When Mussolini was captured by partisans in April 1945, it is said that Petacci was offered the opportunity to escape, but she firmly refused and instead tried to protect Mussolini with her body.
Petacci is apparently respectfully considered in Italy; without reference to politics, but only as a woman in love who did not abandon him in times of trouble.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clara_Petacci   (204 words)

  
 My Way - News
Claretta Petacci's years of letters to her lover have been shrouded in secrecy for decades, with the state denying historians any access.
Petacci was shot dead together with Mussolini by Italian resistance fighters in April 1945.
Petacci was the married Mussolini's publicly acknowledged mistress for more than a decade, although he had affairs with a string of other women.
news.myway.com /odd/article/id/307055|oddlyenough|03-05-2003::08:50|reuters.html   (269 words)

  
 Claretta Petacci
Claretta Petacci was a young Roman girl from an upper-class family who became Benito Mussolini's lover, 29 years his junior.
During Mussolini's capture by partisans in April 1945 it is said that Petacci was offered the opportunity to escape, but she firmly refused and tried to protect instead Mussolini with her body.
Italians in general consider it polite to avoid any mixing of her personal story with more historical facts which she was in some way involved into.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/cl/Claretta_Petacci.html   (113 words)

  
 A & I Review    America & Italia Review
“Claretta,” as she was known to her intimates, had gotten her wish to die together with the man she loved.
As a young school girl Petacci had developed a crush on Mussolini, and sometime after they met in 1932 she began a long and devoted love affair with the Fascist dictator, thirty years her senior.
Petacci, who authored vapid poetry with a heavy romantic streak, saved some 600 letters that Mussolini sent to her.
www.americaitaliareview.com /past_articles/old/art12.htm   (650 words)

  
 Clara Petacci   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Clara Petacci (Claretta Petacci) (28 February 1912 - 28 April 1945) was a young Roman girl from an upper-class family who Benito Mussolini 's mistress.
During Mussolini's capture by partisans in April 1945 it is said that Petacci was the opportunity to escape but she firmly and tried to protect instead Mussolini with body.
Petacci is apparently respectfully considered in Italy; reference to politics but only as a in love who did not abandon him times of trouble.
www.freeglossary.com /Claretta_Petacci   (282 words)

  
 Movie Info for Claretta on MSN Movies
Claretta met Mussolini in the mid-'30s and remained with him after he was dismissed in 1943 by King Victor Emmanuel (American and Allied forces invaded Sicily and started north to Rome at that time).
Claretta's family also fled to the north, where Mussolini was set up in a puppet dictatorship by the Germans until the end of the war.
In this docudrama, Claretta is played by Claudia Cardinale and Claretta's younger sister Miriam Petacci, still alive in 1984, plays herself as she "meets" with a television reporter (Catherine Spaak) at Claretta's tomb to talk about her famous sister's life.
entertainment.msn.com /movies/movie.aspx?m=21854   (231 words)

  
 History News Network
Claretta Petacci: Stuck to the dictator till the end; Mussolini: Executed by the side of his mistress
Petacci, Mussolini's "air-headed and unlosable last mistress" according to one ungallant historian, was 29 years younger than Italy's Fascist dictator and stuck to him like a limpet; she was executed by his side in 1945, then in the final humiliation her body was hung upside down next to his in a Milan square.
When Petacci's sister Miriam returned to Italy from Spain in 1950 the letters had disappeared into the files of the Ministry of the Interior.
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 creating a likeness: various actresses as Clara [Claretta] Petacci   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Clara [Claretta] Petacci (1912—1945) was a young Roman woman who became Benito Mussolini’s mistress although she was twenty-nine years his junior.
When Mussolini was captured by partisans in April 1945 it is said that Petacci was offered the opportunity to escape, but she refused and was shot with him (trying to protect him with her body according to some accounts).
Her body along with Mussolinis was hanged upside down at a petrol station in the Piazzale Loreto in Milan.
www.themakeupgallery.info /likeness/consorts/petacci.htm   (140 words)

  
 BBC News | World | The Fiat that failed to save Mussolini
Mussolini, a notorious womaniser reputed to have fathered a string of illegitimate children, gave the Berlinetta to his lover Claretta Petacci as a present.
Petacci could not drive so Mussolini had the large luxury coupe chauffeur-driven for her.
Mussolini and Petacci were also shot dead and their mutilated bodies hung in Milan's Piazzale Loreto square, along with those of other fascist officials.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/64683.stm   (474 words)

  
 The Helen Mirren Appreciation Society - Filmography
At the time of Mussolini's capture it is said that Petacci was offered her freedom, but she firmly refused.
Petacci is remembered with respect in Italy; without reference to politics, as a woman in love who would not abandon her lover in times of trouble.
Private Lives: Caesar and Claretta is the story of Benito Mussolini and Claretta Petacci and was shown on BBC4 in 1975 and starred Robert Hardy and Helen Mirren in the title roles.
www.helenmirren.com /universe.html?lnk=perf&qs=1&perfID=118   (301 words)

  
 World briefs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The fl Fiat 2800 luxury coupe was a present to Mussolini's mistress Claretta Petacci in 1940.After Italy's armistice with the Allies in 1943, Mussolini became the ruler of a small German-supported Fascist state in northern Italy.
When the state was on the verge of collapse in 1945, Mussolini and Petacci attempted to flee to neutral Switzerland in the Fiat.
Mussolini, Petacci and a 16-man escort were caught and shot by political opponents.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/world/98/03/12/wb.2-0.html   (523 words)

  
 Opera Buffa! (English)
That day, in 1944, she decided to go and dig Claretta out of nearby Villa Fiordaliso, put an end to her relationship with her husband and drive her out of the Social Fascist Republic.
Buffarini, his Minister of Internal Affairs, and Spoegler, Claretta's German bodyguard, are the men with the mission to stop the furious Rachele from meeting Claretta.
Her husband might have 'chosen' to die with Claretta, but Rachele finds consolation in the fact that, once she herself will be dead, it will be with her that her husband will be sharing the family tomb for as long time and man will allow them.
members.tripod.com /micheleceleste/id253.htm   (417 words)

  
 PlanetPapers - Benito Mussolini's Rise and Fall to Power
He was then joined by his mistress, Claretta Petacci.
Claretta had begged to be reunited with Mussolini.
This gun jammed but he got another one and quickly shot at Claretta Petacci and killed her instantly.
www.planetpapers.com /Assets/374.php   (1936 words)

  
 Mussolini’s last days as a leader and his end (end of 1944 – April 1943   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The official story surrounding Mussolini’s death is that he was shot by local member of the CLNAI Walter Audisio, alongside his long-time lover Claretta Petacci at 4.30 in the afternoon of the 28
There is an alternative version of the event that suggests that the two were shot before noon, and that the 4.30 shooting was staged.
Another theory put forward by the pro-Fascist Politician Giorgio Pisano is that Mussolini died whilst trying to prevent his captors from abusing Petacci and was shot dead in the ensuing struggle.
www.art.man.ac.uk /HISTORY/undergraduate/hi3770/mussolinilastdays.htm   (1078 words)

  
 A hermit at heart. Carolyn Nott pays an eightieth birthday tribute to her husband, the composer Gerard Schurmann
The first, in 1984, was an Italian film called Claretta, about the last days of Mussolini and his mistress Claretta Petacci, starring Claudia Cardinale.
While Gerard worked on Claretta, we spent five months of fraught enjoyment in Rome, staying at a hotel that possessed one of the best restaurants in town.
However, for Gerard this pleasure was tempered by the difficulty of working with a hotheaded, musically ignorant director who shot most of his scenes containing dialogue with Wagner's music playing in the background, in order, as he explained, to create the right atmosphere for the actors.
www.mvdaily.com /articles/2004/01/schurmann3.htm   (556 words)

  
 White House Overrun by Dastardly Women - Grindstaff Chronicles
To support your husband in deeds so dark and evil that it's becoming difficult to bring them all to light, makes you just as evil, and Elizabeth said, in her normal, quiet, gentle way, she couldn't understand how these women could continue to crawl under the sheets with their putrid husbands.
Unfortunately, Elizabeth said she found a good comparison between the mousey librarian Laura Bush and Eva Braun, Hitler's mistress/maybe wife, and between Lynn Cheney and Benito Mussolini's mistress Claretta Petacci.
Both Braun and Petacci must have had the stomach of a gorilla to be able to crawl under those beds' sheets.
www.grindstaffchronicles.com /newsletters/0511/Grindstaff-Chronicles-051108.html   (1122 words)

  
 Il Duce   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
As might be expected, the plan failed; Mussolini attempted to escape into Austria disguised as a German soldier.
He was recognized, arrested and shot, along with Claretta Petacci, his mistress of eleven years, on April 28, 1945.
The bodies were desecrated and hung head downward in the Piazza Loreto in Milan.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/world_war_2/56021/3   (104 words)

  
 Fiat of Mussolini's mistress fetches more than $100,000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
A car that once belonged to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's mistress was sold to an unidentified American collector for $107,600 at Geneva's Automobile Museum vintage car auction yesterday, said a spokesman for British auctioneers Brooks.
The fl Fiat 2800 luxury coupe was a present to Mussolini's mistress Claretta Petacci in 1940.
When the state was on the verge of collapse in 1945, Mussolini and Petacci attempted to flee to neutral Switzerland in the Fiat coupe.
www.recordonline.com /1998/03/03-12-98/mussol.htm   (207 words)

  
 National Review Online (http://www.nationalreview.com)
In April he tried to escape to Switzerland with his mistress Claretta Petacci.
He was moving with German troops, disguised as one of them when the column encountered a force of partisans.
He and Claretta were taken to the town of Mezzegra near Lake Como to await disposition.
www.nationalreview.com /script/printpage.p?ref=/robbins/robbins040703b.asp   (1004 words)

  
 Christmas.com - Celebrating Christmas Around the World!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Marital status: His wife was Donna Rachele Mussolini, although Mussolini was seeing a woman named Claretta Petacci, who was his mistress.
Family continued: his own family were his wife Rachele, two sons, Vittorio and Romano Mussolini, and his daughters Edda, (the widow of Count Ciano) and Anna Maria.
Death: Mussolini and Claretta were both caught by Italian communist partisans on April 27th 1945.
www.christmas.com /jive/thread.jsp?forum=6&thread=4078   (262 words)

  
 Romano Mussolini: 1927-2006
It was ironic that Romano, the youngest child of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and wife Rachele, embraced a “decadent” form of music that his father’s Fascist cohorts had banned from Italy during World War II.
After the execution of Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Claretta Petacci, in 1945, young Romano and his family were exiled to the island of Ischia.
His father and Petacci receive a wealth of respect in the book, yet Romano Mussolini clearly condemns his father’s anti-Semitic policies and much of the Fascist platform.
www.jazzhouse.org /gone/lastpost2.php3?edit=1140235552   (570 words)

  
 Urbano Lazzaro; helped capture Mussolini - The Boston Globe
Lazzaro recognized ''Il Duce" disguised as a German soldier.
Mussolini and his mistress, Claretta Petacci, were executed after a summary trial, although the details of the dictator's demise are often a matter of debate in Italy.
Lazzaro eventually wrote books on those final hours, challenging the official story by insisting that Mussolini was killed by mistake during an escape attempt, news reports have said.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2006/01/13/urbano_lazzaro_helped_capture_mussolini   (263 words)

  
 NWAnews.com :: Northwest Arkansas' News Source
Five years later, Moseley published a second book on the last months of Mussolini’s life, titled "Mussolini: The Last 600 Days of Il Duce." "Mussolini was a sad and broken figure during this time," Moseley said.
Mussolini and his mistress Claretta Petacci were executed by Italian communist partisans on April 28, 1945.
The next day the bodies of Mussolini and his mistress were hung upside down in Piazzale Loreto in Milan —; along with those of other fascists — to show the population that the dictator had been destroyed.
www.nwanews.com /nwat/news/39967   (350 words)

  
 Mussolini: The Decline and Fall of Il Duce
Anthony Hopkins (son-in-law Galeazzo Ciano), Susan Sarandon (Mussolini's daughter Edda), Bob Hoskins (Mussolini), Annie Girardot (Rachele Mussolini), Kurt Raab (Hitler), Barbara de Rossi (Mussolini's mistress Claretta), Vittorio Mezzogiorno, George C. Scott, Fabio Testi.
Told from the view point of his son-in-law Galeazzo Ciano, the film presents the last days of fascist Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his family.
1945 (April 27) -- near the village of Dongo, just before the Allied armies reached Milan, Mussolini and his mistress Claretta Petacci tried to board a plane for Switzerland.
www.vernonjohns.org /snuffy1186/mussolin.html   (710 words)

  
 marciapace 15 febbraio 2003
In 1945 we in Italy must remember that Benito Mussolini and Clara Petacci et al hung in Piazzale Loreto for THREE DAYS!
"Claretta Petacci fu uccisa oltre due ore dopo la morte di Mussolini.
"Il cadavere di donna Claretta Petacci esposto al ludibrio della folla, in Piazzale Loreto"
www.lospettro.it /documentoresistenza.htm   (781 words)

  
 TV WEEKEND; GEORGE C. SCOTT AS MUSSOLINI ON NBC - New York Times
Rachele has retained her peasant roots and spends most of her time being suspicious about ''outsiders,'' a category that includes Romans (lazy snobs) and the Swiss (the food is inedible and all the people ever think about is money).
Mama is furious, of course, when Benito begins a serious affair with the young Claretta Petacci, portrayed by Virginia Madsen with a kind of Marilyn Monroe breathiness.
When the totally captivated Mussolini learns that Claretta is a lover of serious music, he can't resist murmuring, ''We must play a duet sometime together.''
query.nytimes.com /gst/fullpage.html?res=9F07E2DA1138F931A15752C1A963948260   (462 words)

  
 Gun Used in Mussolini's Death Recovered in Albania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
An Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera, reports that an Albanian museum is in possession of the 1938 7.65 mm submachine gun that Communists used to murder Benito Mussolini in 1945.
Mussolini and his gorgeous Italian girlfriend Claretta Petacci were ambushed and murdered amid the pandemonium following the Second World War.
Before Mussolini was shot, he defiantly shouted, “Shoot me in the chest!” The artifact is currently on display at the National History Museum in Albania’s capital, Tirana.
www.nationalvanguard.org /story.php?id=3464   (415 words)

  
 Italian Resistance
By the afternoon of 25 April, they had managed to defeat these German forces, but they still were far from Milan just as Mussolini, outraged at being abandoned by the Germans, secretly headed for escape across the Swiss frontier.
Playing his last card, Mussolini attached himself, along with his girlfriend, Claretta Petacci, to a strong German convoy of 30 SS trucks protected by armored cars heading for the Brenner Pass.
Trapped by a Moscatelli roadblock near the lakeside town of Dongo, Mussolini was discovered and executed with his girlfriend on unanimous orders from the partisan high command.
darbysrangers.tripod.com /id102.htm   (5141 words)

  
 Villa Fiordaliso | Hotel Review | Lake Garda | Frommers.com
This gorgeous villa is a mix of neoclassical and Liberty style, built in 1903 and later host to several very famous guests, including poet Gabriele d'Annunzio from 1921 to 1923, and Mussolini's mistress Claretta Petacci from 1943 to 1945.
The dictator visited his lover frequently here, and they spent the final weeks of their lives at the villa.
The most requested is the "Claretta" suite, where the doomed woman spent her final years surrounded by elaborate ceilings and marble-clad bath fixtures.
www.frommers.com /destinations/lakegarda/H35232.html   (347 words)

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