Rita Hayworth announcing her divorce from the Aly Khan at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 1951. I think this image says it all concerning celebrity bust ups. Note the sterile neutral setting, the surround of journalists and photographers, the cornered actress — doing what’s required, but it must have felt like a perp walk…

There you have it, divorce in the public eye is brutal no matter the circumstances.

The same situation (a little less stage managed) a few years earlier on her divorce from Orson Wells:


      • I never heard that one!! I can see her auditon dance in my head right now from “Down To Earth” (The inpseration for Xanadu and the sequel to “Here Comes Mr. Jordan”….I am blathering now. LOL

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