By the Numbers: Rita Hayworth
ONE OF THE TOP MOTION-PICTURE STARS OF ALL TIME WAS BORN 100 YEARS AGO. A LOOK AT RELATED ITEMS FROM THE HERITAGE ARCHIVES
11 WIDTH in inches of photographer Bob Landry’s 1941 pinup shot showing Hayworth on her satin-covered bed. An original early print sold for $2,151 at a July 2012 auction.
21 NUMBER OF NOTECARDS, rendered by Orson Welles between 1943 and 1947 for his movie-star wife, sold for $2,629 at a July 2011 auction.
91 MINUTES running time of The Naked Zoo, one of Hayworth’s final movies. Silk-chiffon palazzo pants she wore in the 1970 film sold for $3,000 at a July 2012 Heritage auction.
309 PAGES in Sherwood King’s 1938 novel If I Die Before I Wake, the basis of Hayworth’s 1947 movie The Lady from Shanghai, directed by husband Orson Welles. A first edition of the book sold for $2,000 at a September 2017 auction.
1946 YEAR Gilda was released, perhaps her best-known performance, opposite Glenn Ford. This original one-sheet theater poster sold for $77,675 at a March 2014 Heritage auction.
8433 ADDRESS on Sunset Boulevard of popular West Hollywood nightclub Ciro’s. A 1940s scroll with autographs of more than 95 celebrities who visited the club, including those of Hayworth and Welles, sold for $6,875 at a December 2014 auction.