Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

Reference number:

12365
£175.00

Description:

A desirable original vintage 1950s autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Rita Hayworth

Certification:

From the autograph book of Christine Lee of Borehamwood containing many notable film actors of the 1940-60s. Some dedicated to her. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

12x10cm Page

Condition:

Good

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About Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

RITA HAYWORTH d1987. American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term "love goddess" to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s. She was the top pin-up girl for GI's during WW2. She is perhaps best known for her performance in the 1946 film-noir "Gilda" opposite Glenn Ford, in which she played the femme fatale in her first major dramatic role. Fred Astaire (with whom she made two films) called her his favourite dance partner. Her greatest success was in the Technicolor musical "Cover Girl" (1944) with Gene Kelly. She is listed as one of the Top 25 female motion picture stars of all time in the AFI's 100 years and 100 stars survey. In 1980, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's which contributed to her death on May 14th 1987 at the age of 68. The public disclosure and discussion of her illness drew international attention to Alzheimer's (then a little-known disease) and helped to greatly increase public and private funding for its research. She was married and divorced five times (including to American actor Orson Welles between 1943-47). She is rumoured to have said ; "Basically, I am a good, gentle person, but I am attracted to mean personalities ..... "

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Rita Hayworth & Orson Welles

Reference number:

8502
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Description:

An original vintage 1950s autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Rita Hayworth (To Audrey) AND on the reverse of the page in ballpoint by Orson Welles (For Audrey all good wishes).

A rare and desirable pair of autographs on the same page. Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles were married between 1943-47 and she described him as the great love of her life.

Certification:

From a wonderful 1950-60s autograph book containing many notable film celebrities of the period collected by the owner of the Knightsbridge Casino London. Many of the signatures are dedicated To Audrey and a few are dated. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

11x7cm Sized Autograph Book Page.

Condition:

Good. View Images.

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