Thursday, November 06, 2008

Gilda Redux in Elle

In a chapter entitled "When Electrolysis Proxies for the Existential," I do a number on Rita Hayworth, aka, Margarita Dolores Cansino, as I ponder the nexus of race, ethnicity, and celluloid at work in her biography. Elle Magazine recently did a fashion meditation on Rita's work in Gilda; I am in debt to one of my Naked Mirror students for bringing it to my attention:

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