RITA "THE LOVE GODDESS" HAYWORTH - CONTRACT SIGNED 09/18/1944 - HFSID 257817
RITA HAYWORTH Rita Hayworth signs a document with William Morris Agency to represent her for one year. Partly Printed Document Signed: "Rita Hayworth", 4p, 8½x11, front and verso. Hollywood, California, 1944 September 18. On letterhead of William Morris Agency.
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Rita Hayworth signs a document with William Morris Agency to represent her for one year.
Partly Printed Document Signed: "Rita Hayworth", 4p, 8½x11, front and verso. Hollywood, California, 1944 September 18. On letterhead of William Morris Agency. Headed: "American Federation of Radio Artists/Standard AFTRA Exclusive Agency Contract/Under Rule 12-A". Rita Hayworth employs the William Morris Agency, Inc. to serve as her "sole and exclusive Agent in the broadcasting industry" for a period of one year, commencing on the date of the contract. She agrees to pay the Agency the standard ten per cent commission. The contract also lists the names of three people who are to "personally supervise the Artist's business during the term of this contract". Also signed by an Agent of the William Morris Agency. In 1944 and 1945, Hayworth appeared in two feature films: Cover Girl (1944) and Tonight and Every Night (1945). In 1946, she would star in Gilda, the film that made her a superstar. Rita Hayworth (1919-1987), a dancer turned actress, became known as Hollywood's "Love Goddess". At the urging of Columbia Studios, she had dyed her hair auburn, took the name Hayworth (she had earlier been billed as Rita Cansino) and developed her sex symbol image in such films as Blood and Sand (1941) and Gilda (1946). Her five husbands included Orson Welles (1943-1948; she was married to Welles during the term of this contract), Prince Aly Khan (1949-1953) and singer/actor Dick Haymes (1953-1955). Lightly creased with mid-horizontal fold, not at signature. File holes at upper blank margin, staple holes at upper left blank corner. Chipped at upper right edge of first page. Overall, fine condition.
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