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Rita Hayworth: A Photographic Retrospective Hardcover – September 1, 2001
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From Publishers Weekly
Embracing the life of another Hollywood diva is Caren Robert-Frenzel's Rita Hayworth: A Photographic Retrospective. This film memorabilia collector presents Hayworth's life beginning with her early years and thoroughly chronicles it until its sad ending. The book showcases nearly 300 images, revealing how Hayworth gained her fame as a pin-up portrait for soldiers and as a big screen star. Many of the photographs are rare, even showing her original Spanish-style hair and dress. 297 illus., 10 full-color.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Caren Roberts-Frenzel is an avid collector of film memorabilia. Her personal collection of original photographs of Rita Hayworth is one of the largest in the world. For the past five years, she has produced a bi-monthly newsletter about the actress.
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The book was a labor of love for author, historian and collector Caren Roberts-Frenzel of Minneapolis, who reportedly kept pestering publishers for years to get their attention.
"But you're wrong, Rita has not been forgotten," was her mantra, as skeptical publishers elsewhere wondered aloud if a market remained for a book about one of the great beauties of the 1940s.
Caren's persistence finally paid off, resulting in one of the most luxurious "picture on every page" books ever produced, supplemented by breezy, well-written and information-packed text.
Unlike "been there, done that" books about Hayworth, this one specializes in numerous "candids," that is, unposed photos taken outside of the studio, at work, at play, on the set, whatever.
For once, here's a volume that doesn't feature the same darn publicity photos you've seen a million times for sale on the Internet or at flea markets.
The deal about Rita is man oh man, unlike sexy sirens named Grable or even Monroe, Hayworth's beauty is timeless and undated. Unless someone told you, you'd never know, for example, that her world famous pinup shot -- taken on the bed by Life Magazine photographer Bob Landry -- was shot more than 60 years ago!
The same holds true for the nearly 300 other photos that grace this book, some recaptured in all of their Technicolor glory.
Get "Rita Hayworth: A Photographic Retrospective," before it disappears! I understand only a few thousand were printed and yet the reviews in the papers and in places like People Magazine have been terrific.
Thanks for giving us this great book, Caren.
Like its subject, this book is breathtaking in its beauty. It contains scores of genuinely rare photos and they are a treasure. I own many books on Rita but "A Photographic Retrospective" is easily my favorite.
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Tons of great photos!
A lovely tribute for Darling Rita!