Saturday, 30 April 2011
I know I say that I love most of the movies I talk about, but Gilda from 1946 (actually filmed in -45) is definitely in my top ten list.
Johnny Farrell (Glenn Ford) is a gambler who becomes friends and second-in-command to a sinister casino owner, Mundson (George Macready). Everything goes splendidly until Mundson brings home his new wife, Gilda (Rita Hayworth). Unknown to Mundson, Johnny and Gilda has been lovers and now, for unknown reasons) they hate each other with a passion. I shan’t say more about it, in case you haven’t seen the movie. There is a sub-plot about Mundson’s shady business, but the main thing is the twisted love between Johnny, Gilda and Mundson. It’s a brilliant movie, period.
Of course, Rita Hayworth has a number of gorgeous costumes too.
I love this, well, loungewear? Dressing gown? I want it! It seems so much more practical than a dressing gown that you tie close, mine is forever slipping open. I wonder about the material, one opinion I have got is cashmere.
"I have never been good with zippers"
It's an amazing gown. And amazing that Hayworth could wear it and dance in it when she had given birth just four months before. Let's see her dance, shall we?
I only recently learned that Hayworth didn't sang herself, which surprised me. She's very good at pretending.
I love the collar here!