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    Gilda (Columbia, 1946). One Sheet (27.5" X 41") Style B.
    Rita Hayworth, George Macready, and Glenn Ford are the players in a torrid love-hate triangle in this voyeuristic film noir from director Charles Vidor. Hayworth is Gilda, caught between her new husband (Macready) and her former flame (Ford), against the backdrop of a Buenos Aires casino. This is the film that sealed Hayworth as screen's ultimate femme fatale, with her signature moment singing (or most likely lip-syncing) "Put the Blame on Mame," swathed in the now iconic black satin gown by designer Jean Louis (it even has its own Wikipedia page) and long, sensual gloves. For the day, the film's erotic overtones pushed the limits of the Production Code. Authenticity was important to Vidor, so much so that when Hayworth slaps Ford on both cheeks, she actually did hit him, resulting in two broken teeth. Posters from this film are highly sought after for the lovely images of Ms. Hayworth, and this iconic Style B one sheet is particularly coveted. She stands provocatively, and somewhat defiantly, cigarette in hand, head tilted to the side. We don't see this version of the one sheet often, and this example has benefited from professional restoration. Touchup has been applied to small chips in the borders and along the folds, creasing, and tears in the top border into the background and to the right of the credits. Don't let this timeless image of a Hollywood goddess slip away! Fine/Very Fine on Linen.




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