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GILDA (1946)

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Vintage original 41 x 27" (103 x 68 cm.) one sheet poster style B, USA. Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia, dir: Charles Vidor; Columbia. One of the quintessential film noir titles, with star Rita Hayworth becoming film history's iconic femme fatale.

The image on this poster is one of the most famous publicity shots of all time, utilized fully and in part for scores of publicity campaigns for the film and the star. Hayworth is featured in what is likely her most famous costume, too, a gown designed by Jean Louis, which she needed to be corseted into, and then reportedly glued or taped into at the top as there was little means of support. In the film she performs the musical number "Put the Blame on Mame" while wearing this gown.

Original publicity described Rita Hayworth as playing "a seductive siren." There were two entirely different 41 x 27" one sheet posters made for this film. The one normally seen, which was designated as "style A," is reasonably common and not a very exciting image. This style B poster is very scarce, and has always been a very sought after, iconic movie poster.

On linen, there has been touch up to some of the small lettering at the extreme bottom margin, where the copyright and printing information was printed. The main body of the poster was in nice condition prior to backing, with minor touch ups along old fold lines, overall VERY GOOD.

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