Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Slightly late, but here I am with Saturday’s behind the scenes pic, a really nice shot so crisp and clear that it looks like it was taken yesterday. And I kinda wish it was. I’d love to live in a world where Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth were in their primes making movies.
Before she helped Tim Robbins get outta jail, Ms. Hayworth smoked up the silver screen in a series of great roles throughout the '40s and '50s… and I’m not quite sure if she was more beautifully photographed in black and white or Technicolor, but I can say she was one of the most gorgeous women ever up to be put in front of a motion picture camera.
Today’s image is of Ms. Hayworth and Mr. Welles on the set of The Lady From Shanghai, a noir from 1947. As was the case throughout most of his career, perfectionist Welles had many fights with the studio and indeed had a director’s cut that was over an hour longer than the finished product.
The man never made it easy on himself, but that’s why he’s remembered today.
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If the next Behind the Scenes Pic closes its eyes and holds its breath everything will turn real pretty.