April 25, 2012
Something Wonderful: Rita Hayworth Is Stayin' Alive
And smokin' hot!
Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 25, 2012 3:38 PM
Sixty years later, still the most beautiful woman to come out of H'wood. And she danced with the best of them.
Dang, I just realized that I don't have nearly enough movies featuring Ms. Hayworth. She was really something.
Heartbreakingly lovely. Could act. Could sing. And, oh, those moves.
That was a movie star. Next to her today's "stars" aren't even visible.
We can't produce such entertainments any more. Nor audiences capable of being entertained by them. Not "won't", can't. The culture from which they sprang is gone.
Give me a time machine. I'll take 1926, 1936, 1946, or 1956 -- polio, Jim Crow, rotary-dial telephones and all. Some call it nostalgia. I call it homesickness.
Did you notice how slender everybody was? One good thing about The Depression and wartime rationing -- it did wonders for people's metabolism
WOW! I'm a big classic movies fan and yet I had NO FRIGGIN" IDEA just how talented Ms. Hayworth was and that's on top of her energy and unbelievable natural beauty! WOW! Just WOW!
Her with Astaire, is sublime; she makes Ginger Rogers look a frumpy and clumsy dance partner by comparison.
Oh, and did I mention: WOW!
The local stations used to play all of those old movies during the day on weekends when I was growing up. I'm pretty sure the impression Rita and those other old timey Hollywood beauties made on young men and boys of the day is a far cry from what the boys are getting these days. The female freaks of today could explain the seeming rise in male homosexuality. Just a thought. Thanks, Rita!
One thing I liked about the Rita Hayworths -- besides the abvious attributes -- was that we didn't hear stupid shit from them about politics and world affairs.
Anybody got that GaGa chit's email address? I'd like to forward this to her.
actually, she did not sing. all her vocals were dubbed by anita ellis