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Rita Hayworth : a photographic retrospective
Roberts-Frenzel, Caren.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : H.N. Abrams, 2001.
Physical Description:
239 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
General Note:
Ill. on lining papers.

Includes index.
Format :


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Central Library PN2287.H38 R63 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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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.

Author Notes

Caren Roberts-Frenzel is an avid collector of movie memorabilia. Her personal collection of original photographs of Rita Hayworth is one of the largest in the world. Roberts-Frenzel founded the Rita Hayworth Fan Club in 1996, for which she produces a bi-monthly newsletter. She also appeared in a documentary on Hayworth produced for the E! Entertainment Television channel. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two children

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Embracing the life of another Hollywood diva is Caren Robert-Frenzel's Rita Hayworth: A Photographic Retrospective. This film memorabilia collector presents Hayworth's life beginning with her early years and thoroughly chronicles it until its sad ending. The book showcases nearly 300 images, revealing how Hayworth gained her fame as a pin-up portrait for soldiers and as a big screen star. Many of the photographs are rare, even showing her original Spanish-style hair and dress. 297 illus., 10 full-color. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Rita in Technicolor
From Cradle to Castanets
Contract with Columbia
Ascent to Stardom
Beauty and the Brain
There Never Was a Woman Like Gilda!
The Love Goddess
From Movie Star to Princess
Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered
A Free Agent
Untimely Farewell
Photograph Credits

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