Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

A Photographic Retrospective

Book - 2001
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Fifty years after the peak of her popularity, the world is still captivated by Rita Hayworth. This book provides an insightful look at one of the century's most beloved glamour girls, chronicling her life in more than 300 photographs, many of which have never been seen or have not been published in more than 50 years. The photos run the gamut from publicity shots, film stills, rehearsal photos, candids, news photographs, and, of course, that famous WWII pin-up. The photographs span Rita Hayworth's life her rise from starlet to star, her marriages to such famous men as Orson Welles, Prince Aly Khan, and Dick Haymes, and ending with her death from Alzheimer's disease.
Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2001
ISBN: 9780810914346
0810914344
Characteristics: 239 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm

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Born Margarita Carmen Cansino (1918) - (actress/dancer) Rita Hayworth (originally from Brooklyn, NY) was, without question, one of Hollywood's top female stars of the 1940s.

During WW2 - The glamourous Hayworth (who had earned the nickname - "The Love Goddess") was the #1 choice for pin-up girl amongst American GIs fighting overseas.

Between 1937-1961 - Rita Hayworth had been married and divorced 5 times.

This glossy pictorial-biography of Hayworth's active life includes over 300 stills (some rarely seen of her in her years before she was catapulted into Tinseltown mega-stardom).

*Note* - In 1987 - Rita Hayworth (68 at the time) died from serious complications brought on by Alzheimer's disease which she had been diagnosed with since 1980.

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