Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00151120211: RITA HAYWORTH

Beautiful vintage 8x10-inch black and white magazine portrait with her pet dog, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen for famed autograph expert Charles Williamson in the 1930s. Tiny areas of paper loss along the edges of the bottom left- and right-hand corner tips; otherwise, in very fine condition. After appearing, billed as Rita Cansino, in Under the Pampas Moon (1935), the horror flick Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935), Dante's Inferno (1935), Meet Nero Wolfe (1935), Rebellion (1936), and Old Louisiana (1937), the young actress and dancer was noticed by Columbia Pictures studio head Harry Cohn, who gave her a makeover and changed her surname to Hayworth.  She was thereafter the iconic embodiment of electrifying sexuality we all know and love, unforgettable in You'll Never Get Rich (1941) and You Were Never Lovelier (1942), opposite Fred Astaire; My Gal Sal (1942); Tales of Manhattan (1942); Cover Girl (1942); Gilda (1946); Down to Earth (1947); The Lady from Shanghai (1947); The Loves of Carmen (1948); Affair in Trinidad (1952); Salome (1953); Miss Sadie Thompson (1953); Pal Joey (1957); and Separate Tables (1958).  She died of Alzheimer's Disease in 1987, aged only 68.