Radiant Rita Hayworth

Photo of Rita Hayworth for “Down to earth” (1947) and my dahlia patterns. The costume designer Jean Louis designed the dress worn by Rita Hayworth for the movie.

Rita Hayworth

I liked her in the movies “Gilda” and “The Lady from shanghai” directed by Orson Welles.

Gilda” directed by Charles Vidorin in 1946 and starring Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford. “A small-time gambler (Glenn Ford) hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover (Rita Hayworth) is married to his employer”. Rita Hayworth is wonderful and unforgettable as Gilda. The famous scene in which she sings “Put the blame on me” wearing a satin strapless black gown is myhique.

The Lady from Shanghai” directed by Orson Welles in 1947 and starring himself, Everett Sloane (Elsa Bannister’s husband) and Rita Hayworth. “Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister (Rita Hayworth), seaman Michael O’Hara (Orson Welles) joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.” Rita Hayworth is an outstanding Femme fatale : she is glamorous, mysterious and troubling. And she is blonde in this movie! Orson Welles wanted Rita Hayworth to cut her hair and becomes blond for the movie. It was a scandal! Rita Hayworth was the most famous ginger red of Hollywood. The scene with funhouse mirrors is one of the best film scene ever. It is splendid, powerful and disturbing. This final scene is brilliant and remarkable.

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