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Rita Hayworth


Soooooo many pictures of Rita Hayworth on the internet.  It was hard to choose so here’s a ton of them for you to enjoy!  She was just so photogenic.  I thought about putting little captions under each pic but there is nothing that I can say that you cannot see for yourself.  Classic beauty.  And of course she worked hard and developed her talent of dancing into a huge success.  She was known to say,  “There are two reasons for my success and I am standing on both of them.”   Enjoy the pics and have a great day!  FeeFee

 Be sure to watch the short clip of her at the end of this post.  Her grace is beautiful and so is her gown!!!!  It is the second most beautiful gown I have ever seen.   By the way, this woman did everything Fred Astaire did AND she did it in heels! 

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The famous Life photo of her on her own bed, silk sheets and all:

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The “love goddess” image was cemented with Bob Landry’s 1941 Life magazine photograph of her (kneeling on her own bed in a silk and lace nightgown), which caused a sensation and became (at over five million copies) one of the most requested wartime pinups. During World War II she ranked with Betty Grable, Dorothy Lamour, Hedy Lamarr, and Lana Turner as the pinupgirls most popular with servicemen. Rita Hayworth would also become Columbia’s biggest star of the 1940s, under the watchful eye of studio chief Harry Cohn, who recognized her value. After she made Tales of Manhattan (1942) at Twentieth Century Fox opposite Charles Boyer, Cohn would not allow Hayworth to be lent to other studios.

Hayworth’s well-known films include the musicals that made her famous: You’ll Never Get Rich (1941) and You Were Never Lovelier (1942) (both with Fred Astaire, who wrote in his autobiography that she “danced with trained perfection and individuality”), My Gal Sal (1942) with Victor Mature, and her best known musical, Cover Girl (1944) with Gene Kelly. Although her singing voice was dubbedin her movies, Hayworth was one of Hollywood’s best dancers, imbued with power, precision, tremendous enthusiasm, and an unearthly grace.

Go here for more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_Hayworth

 

And my very favorite photo of Rita Hayworth:

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 Check out this 46 second clip of grace in motionhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgpZeEuTCLk

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