THE ICONIC RITA HAYWORTH. COLUMBIA PICTURES PROMO PHOTO. RARE SO EARLY IN FILM CAREER. Here is an 11″ by 14″ original black and white studio photograph, signed in fountain pen ink by Hayward. She posed for this picture early in her career at Columbia Pictures, after her stage named was changed, and before she had achieved stardom. In excellent condition, with bright signature and wonderful pose and photography. A beautiful memento of one of Hollywood’s greatest. Backstory of photo: In 1938, Harry Cohn, studio head of of Columbia Pictures, signed her to a seven-year contact after her brief and unsuccessful stint at Fox. He had seen something in her that escaped the vision of others, and how right he was. He began with a restyling of her persona, believing she had been held back by her looks (dark complexion and hair) and an uninspiring ethnic-sounding name (Margarita Cansino). After a Hollywood makeover including hairline electrolysis, new styling and dyeing, lessons in elocution and sultry mannerisms — and the Americanization of her name — enter Rita Hayward, rising starlet and strawberry blonde bombshell. Compare the before and after (see last photo). The rest is history. Was an American movie actress and dancer. The press coined the term “The Love Goddess” to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s, and the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II, rivaled only by Betty Grable. Hayworth was more than a pretty face. She could hold her own on a dance floor with Fred Astaire (who called her his favorite partner) and Gene Kelly. She appeared opposite many of the leading men of Hollywood during her 61 movie roles, and is listed as one of the top 25 female motion picture stars of all time in the American Film Institute. S survey, AFI’s 100 Years… Her first big success. (1941), was soon followed by her splendid dancing with Fred Astaire in. You’ll Never Get Rich. This was the film in which she first exuded the seductive vitality that was to make her famous. Her raw beauty and sensuousness would reach its ultimate form in Gilda (1946). And though she would remain active for many more years, Gilda would remain her signature role, ensuring her status among the top female stars in the annals of Hollywood. Her final years were unkind to her, as she developed early symptoms of Alzheimer’s that ultimately led to her death in 1987 at the age of 68. The item “THE ICONIC RITA HAYWORTH. COLUMBIA PICTURES PROMO PHOTO. SIGNED. EARLY (c1940)” is in sale since Thursday, April 15, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Movies”. The seller is “kateal” and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: RITA HAYWORTH
- Autograph Authentication: Pieces of the Past, Inc.
- Signed: Yes
- Industry: Movies