Rita Hayworth, World War Two

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A photo of Rita Hayworth campaigning for the recycling of sc*** metal in World War Two.

A large part of the home front war effort in World War Two was saving sc*** metal that could be recycled into weapons for the war (also used for ships and aircraft). The caption on this photo from the National Archives says that Rita Hayworth "sacrificed her bumpers for the duration" (of the war). Rita Hayworth was a big movie star at the time and she also helped sell war bonds - her two younger brothers were both in the War. Most of Hollywood was involved in the war effort, either through promoting home front campaigns such as Victory Gardens, buying war bonds, rationing, or collecting sc*** metal, or by service in the War overseas.

Margarita Carmen Cansino was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1918. She changed her name to Rita Hayworth for the stage and eventually was named one of the top 25 female motion picture stars of all time. Married and divorced 5 times (once to Orson Wells), her life was plagued with alcoholism. Later in life, she was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's and died at the age of 68 in 1987.
Date & Place: in California USA
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Ancient Faces
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The beautiful and glamorous Margarita Carmen Cansino, helping the war effort in 1942. Of course, she wasn't known by her birth name - do you know her stage name?
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Susan Birrell
Yes, I know...Rita
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Adrianne Balcom
Rita Hayworth?
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
AncientFaces
Wasn't she a beauty? So wholesome looking . . .and only 24. So sad . . .
Sep 26, 2017 ·
Debra Wilson
She was in the Shawshank Redemption. :-)
Sep 26, 2017 ·
Lisa Napier
AncientFaces She lived to be 68...maybe you are thinking of Jean Harlow?
Sep 26, 2017 ·
Debra Wilson
Lisa Napier No, I'm not thinking of Jean Harlow. Don't you remember this bit? THAT was Rita Hayworth. [external link]
Sep 26, 2017 ·
AncientFaces
Lisa Napier No, I'm sorry - I didn't mean that she died young (although 68 seems young to me!) but that she had a difficult life. And she looked so full of life and vitality at 24.
Sep 27, 2017 ·
Juanita Johnson Schneider
Love Rita Hayworth from her 1940's movies.
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Adrianne Balcom
smart woman!
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Judy Ross
Rita Hayworth!
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Rufus T. Firefly
And she could dance! With Astaire ... Both clips from the movie "You Were Never Lovelier" [external link] and [external link]
Sep 26, 2017 ·
AncientFaces
Not surprising - both of her parents were dancers.
Sep 26, 2017 ·
Debra Wilson
Rufus T. Firefly Backwards and in high heels.
Sep 26, 2017 ·
Andrea Warner
AncientFaces...her grandfather Antonio Cansino was also a renowned classical Spanish dancer.
Sep 28, 2017 ·
Zara Instrall
The only and one Rita Hayworth, that smile gave it away ☺️
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Caren Henderson
Rita Hayworth! A beauty-
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Carole Yates
When films star were so glamorous....beautiful lady.....loved her in Gilda...beautiful mane of hair..x
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Sandi Brown Tunno
Rita Hayworth.
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Bryan Mueller
Back when Hollywood and California were patriotic and American!
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Dawn Rudloff Seay
The whole country was, then Vietnam happened and we haven’t been the same since.
Sep 26, 2017 ·
Tina Lorah
The beautiful Rita Hayworth!
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Isabel Torres
Rita Hayworth
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Denise Moore
The lovely Rita Hayworth!
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Dana Cassley
Considering her name is in the link even if you didn't know....
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Jeanette Neese
😂 right!!!
Sep 26, 2017 ·
Bonnie Morrison
Rita Hayworth.
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Tammy Farley Reyna
Rita
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Lorraine Genovese Lloyd
Rita Hayword
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Emilie Amiot
Rita Hayworth !
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Mary K Hartman
Rita Hayworth
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Roslyn McLendon
Rita Hayworth. A gorgeous redhead and awesome actress.
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Michelle Selin
Rite Hayworth beautiful
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Rosemary Carr
Miss Rita Hayworth!
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Susan Newman
Rita Hayworth
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Jeanne Walsh Heyworth
Rita Hayworth...
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Brian Conyngham
One of my favorites! Love Rita Hayworth...absolutely stunning!
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Paula Rodrigues
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Rita. So beautiful!!
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Sonia Kelly
She married the Agga Khan she had a daughter Princess Yasmin to him
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Elizabeth Kelly Williams
She was also had a daughter Rebecca during her marriage to Orson Welles.
Sep 26, 2017 ·
Marjorie Margel
It's Aga (one g) Khan.. a Royal title.I believe both Rebecca Welles and Princess Yasmin are still living..
Sep 26, 2017 ·
Sonia Kelly
Marjorie Margel thanks for correction on my spelling, that's the one subject I really lack on, at least you new whom I meant, but honestly, dose it matter how many "g"is in Agga
Sep 27, 2017 ·
Megan Miller
Rita Hayworth
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Noemí Buenrostro
Rita Hayworth!
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Jennifer Kripp
Gorgeous Rita Hayworth
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Marilyn D'Auria
Lovely Rita!
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Dolores Rodrigues
Beautiful actress
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Vicki S Wood Ross
Rita Hayworth
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Becky Kelly
Beautiful Lady.
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Terri Allen
Cool picture
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Christina Salinas
Rita Hayworth
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Mel Anderson
Beautiful Rita!
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Bridget Kathleen
Rita Hayworth!!!!
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
John Fury
Stunning as always.
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Victoria Andrés Parada
Bellísima Rita...
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Betty Burton
RITA HAYWORTH
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Pat Clouatre
Rita Hayworth
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Maureen Alfano Heath
Rita Hayworth
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Vanessa Cherrie
Considering you posted her name in the link..... Its rita Hayworth. I didn't even have to read comments
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Bill Large
Class act.
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Sherry Dunham
Beautiful
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Lynn Day
Carmen Miranda
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Lynn Day
Well I know now I should get my eyes checked...
Sep 26, 2017 ·
Kelly O'Connor
Rita Hayworth!
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Ruby Rose
Beauty- Rita Hayworth
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Carol Wheeler
Rita Hayworth
Sep 27, 2017 · Reply
Mark Harrison
*looks at link* Uhmm..wild guess, Rita Hayworth?
Sep 27, 2017 · Reply
Rita Piper
My name sake
Sep 27, 2017 · Reply
Tery Foale
Cool!
Sep 27, 2017 ·
Shelley Teague
Rita Hayworth anyone would that beautiful face and figure
Sep 27, 2017 · Reply
Barbara Johnson Byars
Rita Hayworth was a great gal.
Sep 27, 2017 · Reply
Marianne Luban
Rita Hayworth was a dancing partner of her father, Eduardo Cansino, before being discovered by Hollywood. [external link]
Sep 27, 2017 · Reply
Patricia Shreeve
Rita Hayworth. What a beauty.
Sep 27, 2017 · Reply
Diana Mitchell Moor
She is stunning
Sep 27, 2017 · Reply
Rita Gustin Unger
Mom named me after her (after having 3 red-haired boys)...I have brown hair but I always say, when the grays outnumber the browns, I'm going RED!!
Sep 27, 2017 · Reply
Andrea Warner
So you can put the blame on mame boys...put the blame on mame. 😉
Sep 28, 2017 · Reply
Gloria Rodas
Rita bonita lol
Sep 29, 2017 · Reply
Millie Fippen
Rita Hayworth
Oct 07, 2017 · Reply
Charlene Ponce
Rita Hayworth?
Nov 02, 2017 · Reply
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