RITA HAS A PINK MARTINI ~ Amado Mio

Something to entertain you and hold you until my next review. Enjoy! (This one is for the lady in the San Gabriel Valley.) 

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20 Comments

  1. Love Rita!!!

    Love you too!!!

    Talk soon! Mad. H

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  2. “No one can be Gilda 24 hours a day.” 😉
    xox!

    • “The men I married went to bed with Gilda and woke up with me.” Rita Hayworth on the subject of image.

  3. AH. RITA. I love the black dress!! T.

    • Yes an amazing design. I did some research and found this out.
      “The strapless dress designed by Colombia costume designer Jean Louie is a sheath in black satin with a straight neckline, leaving the shoulders bare. The dress is long and side-slit down to the ground. In the scene in the film Gilda in which it appears, the dress is paired with a pair of long gloves worn up to Hayworth’s shoulders.
      To be able to wear the dress, Hayworth had to wear a corset, because just a few months before she had given birth to her daughter, Rebecca, and had not yet regained her pre-pregnancy figure. In addition to the dress, Jean Louis made a harness, worn under the dress. The harness consisted of rigging – one under the breast, one in the middle and one on the side. In addition, the soft plastic had been molded around the top of the skirt.”

      • I suppose you’d have to be a very good actress to wear all that with a smile.

      • Thank you for throwing on your Nancy Drew investigative cap! Fascinating. Fascinating! A harness? Oh, my. Jean Louis was a genius. I’m now obsessed with the dress and the designer!

        So John Singer Sargent’s “Portrait of Madame X” ( Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau) inspired the dress. Put the blame on Mame, indeed! Gosh. I now need to find a pair of long black gloves. I love the buttons. YES. I am decent! And I’m off now to read more about Jean Louis. The dresses he created for his wife Loretta Lynn are currently on display at the Hollywood Museum. “Loretta Young: Hollywood Legend” runs until April 28th closes on Sunday.

        Again, thanks for the research and glamor-puss-worthy break!!
        T.

  4. Not many, if any, that rival Rita Hayworth.

    • One is hard pressed Mary to come up with any movie star of the 40’s who could come close. I would have to say that Ava Gardner is right up there with Rita. But no one else.

      • Totally agree with that. Rita was gorgeous. Ava was smokin’.

  5. That was a fun video, Mr. Lanier. I enjoyed that. 🙂

  6. I LOVE Pink Martini! 🙂

    • I love them too! They are so modern and retro at the same time.

  7. That was a treat, Lanier. She’s just delicious. I think that’s what I imagine myself to look like when I’m at Zumba. Lol!! Instead I probably look like Buddy Hacket. 😀

  8. I put the blame on that heartbreaker Artie Shaw! What fabulous women!

    • Artie got around. Lana Turner, Rita, and Ava Gardner…he got around them all!

  9. Dear Monsieur L
    How on Earth did I miss this, the old computer is playing tricks on me.
    Just divine… my favourite Rita moment is the song ‘Zip’ from Pal Joey (I don;t believe it made the final cut).
    The wittiest number a broad never stripped to in the history of the flicks.
    Looking forward to the next review.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

  10. Ah yes Zip….. and here it is!


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