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    Gilda (Columbia, 1946). French Double Grande (62.25" X 91.5") Boris Grinsson Artwork.
    Renowned French designer Boris Grinsson knocked it out of the park with this design of Rita Hayworth in her most important role. As Gilda, Hayworth portrayed the ultimate femme fatale, luring men to their demise with her charm and irresistible beauty. In this particular case, one of the men was her ex (Glenn Ford), and the other is the man who's now her husband and her ex's employer (George Macready). An atmosphere of jealousy and doom threatens to tear down the two men's business and personal relationship as Gilda sings, dances and provokes them into a final confrontation. Gilda was a highlight of the film noir genre, a genre epitomized by this incredible image. The poster combines both aspects of the US campaign; that of Gilda reclining amidst the swirling smoke of her cigarette and another image of her being slapped by Ford for her treachery. This is one of the best posters ever created for this quintessential film noir title. There is staining in the bottom left corner and the linen has been trimmed to the edge of the poster. Touchup has been applied to the folds and the colors are faded. Fine on Linen.


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