100-Proof Hayworth

100-Proof Hayworth

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 23rd 2018

The brutal holiday weekend Eastern U.S. cold snap was shared with the nation during coverage of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but New Yorkers have a special way to generate heat in the coming days thanks to the invaluable repertory programmers of the downtown Film Forum, which today launched a 10-day centennial seven-day tribute to the revitalizing silver screen phenomenon known as Rita Hayworth (1918-1987), chock-full of choice examples of one of the great movie beauties in her celluloid prime in both lustrous black-and-white and dazzling Technicolor. Showings include two musical marvels that have already sold out their Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray limited runs, Cover Girl (1944) on Wednesday November 29 and Pal Joey (1957) on Thursday November 30. Two remaining TT musical favorites are also invited to the party: You’ll Never Get Rich (1941), double-billed with her other lively and lovely Fred Astaire collaboration You Were Never Lovelier (1942) on Sunday November 25 and Monday November 26, and Miss Sadie Thompson (1953), a sexy and swinging 3D presentation (just as on TT’s disc in addition to a 2D rendition) on Monday evening November 26.

For fans desirous of experiencing her sublime femininity, unmistakable allure and dancing prowess in larger-than-life proportions, it will be a fabulous source of welcome warmth. If a visit the Big Apple is beyond your reach in this bustling holiday period, then rapturous Rita can visit your home theater to light a fire there in sparkling Blu-ray shape during the label’s extensive limited-time year-end sale via our discs of You’ll Never Get Rich (now at 33% off original list) and Miss Sadie Thompson 3D/2D (even better at a nifty 50% off original list). The latter is exclusively available here: https://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/31901/MISS-SADIE-THOMPSON-1953-2D-and-3D-SPECIAL-PROMOTION/. Should the temperature rise, and other TT bargains interest you while visiting our two sale sites Twilight Time Movies or Screen Archives Entertainment, put the blame on…Rita.