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Gilda Rides Again; or, How To Create a Fake Jean Louis Original

Hold it, guys; I promise you, I’m not Gilda.  I don’t live in a film noir classic, I don’t live in Buenos Aires, and my husband isn’t trying to corner the world tungsten market.  769 more words

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Put the blame on Mame, boys. It's Rita Hayworth's birthday!

Now do yourself a favor, whether it’s your first or fiftieth time, watch Gilda. Hayworth absolutely transfixes as the titular femme fatale. Sidenote: Rita sings the version of PTBOM, in which she is playing guitar, all other vocals for Gilda are handled by Anita Ellis. 10 more words


If I Could I Would Live in 'Bell, Book and Candle'

When I was growing up (in the video store era), most of my gal friends aspired to be Holly Golightly. I was not immune to the pull of that injured ingenue bit… until I met Gillian Holroyd. 873 more words

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The Lady From Shanghai: Welles' nightmare-infused filmmaking riddle

The story of The Lady from Shanghai (1947) starts with a favour. Orson Welles, who had already achieved global success with Citizen Kane, released before his 25th birthday, had swapped his attention to the stage. 962 more words

Screen Goddess

El vestuario de 'La dama de Shanghai'

Michael O’Hara (Orson Welles) es un buscavidas que socorre a Elsa Bannister (Rita Hayworth) durante un atraco. Esa misma noche, como agradecimiento, ella le propone trabajo como marinero en su yate de lujo. 403 more words