The style essentialsfemme fatale rita hayworth puts the. It offers an opportunity to take a look at the modeling businesps, then burgeoning but still in its infancy. In trying to find out more about it, i came across an even more adorable story about their friendship around this time. October 17, 1918 may 14, 1987 was an american actress and dancer. In finland, the movie is titled rita hayworth the key to escape. Rita was growing in popularity with the public, and.
It is about a dancer who wants to be a cover girl and makes it big in show business. Rita hayworth and gene kelly star in this 1940s american musical directed by charles vidor. Cover girl following a series of musicals with fred astaire who claimed she was his favourite dance partner rita starred in this 1944 musical with astaires rival gene kelly. Rita hayworth list of movies and tv shows tv guide. Cover girl, with rita hayworth and gene kelly, at the music hall her primitve man is seen at loews state theatre. Long ago and far away is a popular song from the 1944 technicolor film musical cover girl starring rita hayworth dubbed by martha. Indiana university cinema a place for film rita hayworth is ready for her closeup in cover girl.
Hayworth will always be remembered for gilda, however, the next movie would be cover girl. Smith appeared in backtoback issues of the sports illustrated swimsuit issue, and became esquire magazines first vargas girl of the 1990s. One of the most lavish and successful hollywood musicals of the 1940s, charles vidor s cover girl is a breathtaking spectacle that established its stars rita hayworth gilda, the lady from. The show must go on is a song from the 1944 technicolor film musical cover girl starring rita hayworth and gene kelly. Cover girl is a 1944 movie in which hollywood embraces the business of fashion. Her movies included only angels have wings, youll never get rich, cover girl, gilda, the lady from shanghai, pal joey, and separate tables. Rita hayworth full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. Rita hayworth and gene kelly in cover girl 1944 rita hayworth in cover. Is it as the woman who was pictured seductively sitting in bed, making thousands of soldiers hearts. Bright, bold, and bouncy, cover girl was a breakthrough film for both rita hayworth and gene kelly. Things begin to look up for her when she enters a cover girlcontestshe reminds the wealthy publisher of a lost love, and lands on the cover. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing rita hayworth. Mgm for the part of nightclub owner danny mcguire opposite rita hayworth. Rita hayworth in the most glamorous gown around sashays down this road from olympus to a platoon of nicely dressed fancy lads looking up to her as a queen.
Come on with the rain, ive a smile on my face rita hayworth and gene. She also became the first model of the wonderbra campaign. Come for rita hayworth, stay for gene kelly dancing with his astral projectionsubconscious. Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, tv series and more. Shipping policy each photograph is packed in a highly protective photo mailer and shipped via united states postal service first class mail within one business. The press coined the term the love goddess to describe hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s. It was james hill, her fifth husband, who recognised her true talent as a comedienne. In rita hayworth and with gene kelly in cover girl 1944, a film that helped establish both hayworth and kelly among the. One of the most lavish and successful hollywood musicals of the 1940s, charles vidors cover girl is a breathtaking spectacle that established its stars rita hayworth gilda, the lady from.
Gilda is known for its glamour and one of the greatest movie wardrobes of all time. Cover girl 1944 was a lavish technicolor musical with a theatrical background, and showcased columbia pictures top star, rita hayworth and became much more than that due to the chemistry between rita hayworth and costar gene kelly, the innovative choreography of gene kelly and stanley donen, and the musical score by jerome kern and ira gershwin, which yielded at least one standard, and several other very good songs. Obvious differences between the cover girl number and singin in the rain are. Chorus girl rusty parker rita hayworth wins a magazines contest to pick a new cover girl. Subtitles are available in english, chinese, japanese, korean, and thai. Cover girl tonight and every night gilda salome miss sadie thompson 4. Cover girl is the best musical rita hayworth ever made. Her breakthrough came when her naturally blonde hair was dyed red, giving her a strong resemblance to 1940s and 50s movie star rita hayworth. Dubbed the love goddess for her glamorous image and knockout screen presence, rita hayworth was the shining jewel in the crown of columbia pictures, the studio over which she reigned as undisputed queen throughout the 1940s.
The opening minutes of cover girl 1944, with rita s famous intro in the show must go on production number. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the eras top stars, appearing in 61 films over 37 years. Then the stars were in alignment, and the movie began, though costumes. Presented with a standard full screen transfer and dolby digital surround sound. Nothing special at all, though a decent amount of charm, lush technicolour photography, and some clever choreography save it from mediocrity. Thanks to its jerome kernira gershwinyip harburg score and the luminescence of stars rita hayworth and gene kelly, cover girl has taken on a legendary status in recent years. Make offer original vintage 1944 cover girl movie still photo gene kelly, rita hayworth. Cover girl is pleasant and likeable enough, but in comparison to the other great movie musicals of the time it just feels dated, even forgettable. Rita hayworth cover girl 1944 discussion moviechat. I always thought they were hollywoods finest dancing couple. The film was directed by charles vidor, and was one of the most popular musicals of the war years. V mutsuki created musical directed by charles vidor writing credits virginia van upp.
Cover girl by charles vidor charles vidor, rita hayworth. Tour our photo gallery of the 12 greatest rita hayworth films, ranked worst to best, including gilda, only angels have wings. Fleshy technicolor opening with a song by jerome kern and ira gershwin, featuring star rita hayworth and supporting player leslie brooks, from cover girl, 1944, also starring gene kelly view the tcmdb entry for cover girl 1944. Rita hayworth and gene kelly star in the 1944 musical comedy cover girl, released on dvd from columbia tristar. Hayworth in cover girl makes me both happy and sad. Rita hayworth and gene kelly, the movie they did together was cover girl. Rita hayworth is ready for her closeup in cover girl. And it provides a showcase for the fashions of the day and the talents of rita hayworth and a bevy of models. Rusty parker rita hayworth longs to leave behind her job as a brooklyn dancer and be a broadway star.
Im always curious to know how people remember rita hayworth. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies. Cover girl 1944 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Gene and ritas lasting friendship the vintage cameo. The film tells the story of a chorus girl given a chance at stardom when she is offered an opportunity to be a highly paid cover girl. Hayworth stars as rusty, a young hoofer in a rundown brooklyn theatre run by danny kelly. Cover girl rusty parkermaribelle hicks 1944 my gal sal sally elliott 1942. Movies classic movies best movie lists comedies science fiction movies war movies international movies. Cover girl also became rita hayworths signature film for the gis and their pinup fantasies during world war ii. Youll have to complete your refund and exchange before the posted showtime indicated on your ticket. Trained as a dancer by her showbusiness family, hayworth got her big hollywood break with a small but memorable role in howard hawkss only angels have wings. Cover girl is a 1944 american technicolor comedy musical film starring rita hayworth and gene kelly. Hayworth and kelly displayed great onscreen chemistry, which helped turn cover girl into a commercial hit.
The masters of cinema series is proud to present the film for the first time on. She does it without the help of her talented dancerdirector boyfriend gene kelly. Cover girl is really a lovely nice looking technicolor bluray disc. The style essentials femme fatale rita hayworth puts the blame in 1946s gilda. Otto kruger, rita hayworth, gene kelly, lee bowman, phil silvers, jinx falkenburg, leslie brooks, eve arden, jess barker, anita colby, charles. Great musical and a film you will not want to miss, this is truly a great classic film.
These are the movies where i feel like we are closest to seeing what she was. The film tells the story of a chorus girl given a chance at. Rusty parker hayworth is a dancer at her boyfriend danny kellys brooklyn nightclub who rockets to fame and fortune after she is taken from the chorus line and embarks on a career as a cover girl. This is thanks to the magazines editor otto kruger, who was in love with rustys grandmother. Rita hayworth is ready for her closeup in cover girl indiana. Sultry, redheaded rita had been kicking around hollywood for ten years before columbia pictures gave her this starmaking vehicle, while kelly, on loan from mgm, was given free rein to create the memorable dance sequences. Well refund your credit card or we can credit your fandango account to use for another movie.
Cover girl, with rita hayworth and gene kelly, at the music hall. While searching for cover girl images, i found this adorable photo of gene kelly and rita hayworth, circa 1979ish. But i must admit my favorite films of hayworths are her musicals. Rita hayworth and gene kelly star in one of the most lavish and. Kelly plays the owner of a small nightclub in brooklyn where rita is a featured dancer and phil silvers the comic. Rita hayworth, american film actress and dancer who rose to glamorous stardom in the 1940s and 50s and was a favorite pinup girl during world war ii. Jerome kerns long ago and far away was considered by many to be the films musical highlight. He tried to encourage her to do more comedy, but she felt that it was too late and instead began to resent him for pushing her into more work. It makes me happy because she seems so happy, dancing with the chorus and with gene kelly and phil silvers in make way for tomorrow, energetic and carefree. Its was clear when she first danced on screen in dantes inferno in 1935 that she was a well trained, natural and gifted dancer. Cover girl was a crucial turning point in gene kellys career. You may exchange or request a refund for your entire order, less the convenience fee, through fandango up until the posted showtime. Get the best deals on rita hayworth photo when you shop the largest online selection at. Rita hayworth endorsing chesterfield cigarettes the image is a picture of rita in a costume from gilda, 1946 but the movie advertised on the poster is down to earth which was released in august, 1947 which tells us that it was a 1947 advertisement.1605 847 464 1611 1049 229 416 1440 839 822 1335 648 489 921 1275 144 1302 988 1320 1495 1355 189 1602 618 356 1457 1356 1496 958 147 36 239 1090