Being Rita Hayworth: Labor, Identity And Hollywood Stardom by Adrienne L. McLean is not a typical celebrity biography. Indeed, McLean suggests that our concept of what it was like to ‘be’ Rita Hayworth is a notional one, based on the image Hayworth created for herself, and ever-changing perceptions of what her image means to us. This book is not an attempt to reveal the events of Hayworth’s life or her offscreen personality, though inevitably both will impact on our understanding of her, and her enduring cultural relevance. Continue reading
Being Rita Hayworth
21 Thursday Aug 2008
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