RITA HAYWORTH (5)

Sensational vintage 11×14 matte finish black and white full-length publicity portrait, by Robert Coburn, for Gilda (1946), signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, “To Ken Gilmore/Best always/Rita Hayworth.”  About fine condition, with uneven ink application and the writing slightly faded, although generally more readable on the actual photograph than it appears in the accompanying scan;; and a professional and virtually undetectable repair made to a tear in the background.  The definitive Rita Hayworth image, extremely uncommon in vintage format.

$1,750