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:

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  1. August 2, 2012

    What was it she said….”They go to bed with Gilda, and they wake up with me.” Wonderful post.

    • August 2, 2012

      Spot on, Lanier! And this, which is one of my favorites, “I never really thought of myself as a sex goddess; I felt I was more a comedian who could dance.”

      • August 2, 2012

        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

  2. August 2, 2012

    Holy Terpsichore! I get it disco-bunny, thanks and you are a doll đŸ™‚

  3. March 22, 2013

    Dearest V
    Truly did she live in a Gilda’d cage.
    Poor Rita.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • March 22, 2013

      Celebrity is hell on the psyche.
      And, if people came to stardom young it’s even more of a challenge.

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