Rita Hayworth: Goddess of Glam
Friday, October 12
Film clips and visual presentation
From a self-described “Spanish peasant” performing with her father in nightclubs, to twirling across soundstages on the arm of Fred Astaire as Hollywood’s “love goddess,” Rita Hayworth was a talent to be reckoned with and a glamour girl for the ages.
In honor of the 100th birthday of the screen icon, join author and film historian Cindy De La Hoz on an exploration of Hayworth history. Through rare photos and stunning film clips, this program will examine the fascinating transformation of Margarita Carmen Cansino into all-American sweetheart Rita Hayworth, and cover the fashion highlights of her lifetime in the spotlight. As the advertisements for her most famous film, Gilda (1946), declared, “There never was a woman like Gilda!” There never was a woman like Rita, either.
Cindy De La Hoz is a senior editor at Running Press and the author of several books on film and fashion. She has also edited numerous books on film history and women’s lifestyle subjects. High-glamour Hayworth fashion is highly encouraged!