Original photograph of Rita Hayworth and Jean Louis, circa 1954

Hayworth Jean Louis (subjects)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1954. Vintage reference photograph of actress Rita Hayworth and costume designer Jean Louis examining fabric in preparation for Hayworth's appearance in the ultimately unproduced Columbia Studios film "Joseph and His Brethren," circa 1954. With manuscript ink and pencil annotations on the verso.

From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler.

In defiance of her contract with Columbia, Hayworth refused to appear in "Joseph and His Brethren," due to her frustration with studio head Harry Cohn and her own marital struggles with her fourth husband, Dick Haymes. Columbia sued the actress for breach of contract in response in 1955, ending a two-decade association.

French-born Louis was best known for his Academy Award-winning designs for the 1956 film "The Solid Gold Cadillac," and for designing the rhinestone-studded gown Marilyn Monroe wore for her birthday performance for John F. Kennedy in 1962.

8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus, lightly creased on the edges.

[Book #151275]