London, South Kensington
19 December 2007
Rita Hayworth Salome, 1953
A pair of gilt fringe drop earrings, each designed as a triangular open work foliate panel with multiple bell-shaped drops, to a swirl design panel suspsension, screw fittings -- made for Rita Hayworth as Salome in the 1953 Columbia Pictures film of the same name, with documents concerning the provenance, including: a letter of congratulations on Picture Show and Film Pictorial headed notepaper, My very sincere congratulations on your postcard entry which wins this unique prize of Rita Hayworth's earrings worn by her during the filming of 'Salome'., 1p; a page from Picture Show magazine advertising the competition instructing candidates to ...write a sentance about Rita Hayworth using words that contain the letters of her name... ; a machine-print illustration of the earrings and a still from the film annotated in blue ink in the winners hand with the winning combination of letters; a copy of Picture Show 5th September, 1953, vol.61 illustrated on the cover with a publicity shot of Stewart Granger and Rita Hayworth in Salome (4)
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