Stop What You're Doing and Reacquaint Yourself with Rita Hayworth

rita_hayworth_300.jpgStarting with the magic of Gilda: "I DIE. I die a thousand Classic Hollywood beautiful deaths. There's a pantheon of perfect moments in cinema, and this moment resides there, right between the moment when Paul Heinreid lights Bette Davis' cigarette in Now, Voyager and Claudette Colbert hikes up her skirt on the side of the road in It Happened One Night. (Feel free to add your own classic moments [...], but realize that this one wins by default.) The film doesn't need anything else but that moment, but it one-ups itself with Hayworth singing 'Put the Blame on Mame.' TWICE." It all ends tragically, but still! Go read this. [The Hairpin]