PROFILES – Rita Hayworth

PROFILES – Rita Hayworth

August 22, 2020 Alan Royle 4

RITA HAYWORTH (1918-87)                                Rita began life as a brunette named Margarita Cansino in Brooklyn, New York City at the end of World War One. In 1989, biographer Barbara Leaming claimed that Rita’s father sexually abused […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT20.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT20.

March 25, 2020 Alan Royle 6

                                                RITA HAYWORTH (1918-87)                                                                               The Robert Landry photograph of Rita, dressed in a negligee and kneeling on a bed, first appeared on the cover of Life magazine on August 11, 1941, and made her the #2 pin-up of the war (behind Betty Grable). It would grace the walls of barracks […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT20.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT20.

March 7, 2020 Alan Royle 2

  HAYAKAWA, Sessue:                                                         He was born Kintaro Hayakawa in Chiba, Japan in 1886. Hayakawa’s family intended him to become an officer in the Imperial Japanese Navy. However, after he was expelled from the naval academy at the age of eighteen he attempted suicide, before re-evaluating his situation and moving to […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT16.

December 28, 2019 Alan Royle 0

HONOR BLACKMAN:                                                        [On Richard Burton] ‘You didn’t really want somebody in your bed quoting Shakespeare. Most of the time, he was drunk. We were staying in these little chalets and he came home one night and got into bed with me. I kicked him out eventually. He wasn’t my […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT147.

December 7, 2019 Alan Royle 0

Rita Hayworth Rita Hayworth was a very talented dancer, a glamorous personality and a greatly desired sex symbol. She may have developed into a good actress, too, but she never really got the chance, forced to accept ‘image’ roles rather than genuine acting parts. Her famous red hair came out […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT132.

July 16, 2019 Alan Royle 2

    Columbia head Harry Cohn pictured with Rita Hayworth The notoriously vulgar Harry Cohn, head of Columbia Pictures, had his mind set on using Rita Hayworth, an actress he sexually harrassed for decades, for the role of Billie Dawn in the 1950 classic Born Yesterday, but she had just […]

MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES – PT8

November 30, 2018 Alan Royle 0

  Rita Hayworth as Gilda in Gilda (1946) Glenn Ford & Rita in Gilda  Gilda was an enormous success for Columbia in 1946, so much so that Rita Hayworth’s agent demanded a share of the profits of all subsequent films made by her. Columbia head Harry Cohn point blank refused. Her […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT82

November 26, 2018 Alan Royle 2

  Franciska Gaal The name Franciska Gaal is long lost to modern movie-goers. Her Hollywood screen career was very short indeed, only three pictures released just prior to the outbreak of World War Two. Born in Budapest, Hungary, the Jewish Franciska had enjoyed success in German cinema until Hitler came […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT45.

August 14, 2018 Alan Royle 0

   James Dean & Paul Newman screen testing                                          Dean with girlfriend Pier Angeli Paul Newman was a finalist for the Cal Trask role in East of Eden (1955), but it […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT39.

August 2, 2018 Alan Royle 6

                  John Wayne accepts Gary Cooper’s Oscar for High Noon John Wayne and Ward Bond, two staunch supporters of the Senator McCarthy witch-hunts of the late forties and early fifties, were incensed over Carl Foreman’s screenplay for High Noon (1952), which they knew […]