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33. RITA HAYWORTH / GILDA (1946) Portrait by Coburn
[Hollywood: Columbia Pictures, 1946]. Vintage original 7 1⁄2 x 9 1⁄4” (18 x 23 cm.) photo, slightly trimmed for publication. The verso bears the ink stamp of the photographer, “Colum- bia Pictures Photo By Coburn”. Near fine.
One of the quintessential film noir titles, with star Rita Hayworth becoming film history’s iconic femme fatale.
This image is from a sitting which is amongst the most famous publicity photo shoots of all time, utilized fully and in part for scores of public- ity campaigns for the film and the star. Hayworth is featured in what is likely her most famous costume, a gown designed by Jean Louis. In the film she performs the musical number “Put the Blame on Mame” while wearing this gown.

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