Rita Hayworth & Orson Welles in “The Lady from Shanghai” (1947)

The Lady from Shanghai is a 1947 film noir directed by Orson Welles and starring Welles, his estranged wife Rita Hayworth and Everett Sloane. It is based on the novel If I Die Before I Wake by Sherwood King.

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Robert Coburn, Rita Hayworth in “The Lady from Shanghai” directed by Orson Welles, 1947 via

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Robert Coburn, Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth in “The Lady from Shanghai” directed by Orson Welles, 1947 via

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Gene Tierney in Film Noir “Laura” (1944)

Laura is a 1944 American film noir produced and directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews and Clifton Webb along with Vincent Price and Judith Anderson. The screenplay by Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein and Betty Reinhardt is based on the 1943 novel Laura by Vera Caspary. Tierney was best known for her portrayal of the title character in the film.

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Gene Tierney in Laura directed by Otto Preminger, 1944 via

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Gene Tierney in Laura directed by Otto Preminger, 1944 via

1950s Supermodel Bettina in Jacques Fath

Simone Micheline Bodin (1925-2015), known professionally as Bettina or Bettina Graziani, became one of the century’s first supermodels, rivalled in the forties only by the “English beauty” Barbara Goalen. Before becoming a model she was described as:

“…a freckle-faced rail worker’s daughter from Brittany”

She was renamed and recreated by Jacques Fath, who told her:

“We already have a Simone; you look to me like a Bettina”

Bettina was invited by Christian Dior to join his fashion house which she refused, choosing instead to work for Fath.

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Jacques Fath in studio with Bettina Graziani, 1950 via

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Bettina Graziani in Jacques Fath Dress, 1949 via

Beautiful Dorothy Lamour by A. L. Schafer (1944)

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Portrait of Dorothy Lamour by A. L. ‘Whitey’ Schafer, 1944 via

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Portrait of Dorothy Lamour by A. L. ‘Whitey’ Schafer, 1944 via

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Portrait of Dorothy Lamour by A. L. ‘Whitey’ Schafer, 1944 via

Amazing Double Images of Suzy Parker by Gjon Mili (1948)

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Gjon Mili, double image of Suzy Parker modelling skirt, jacket & hat in fabric printed to look like ocelot, New York, 1948  via

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Gjon Mili, double image of Suzy Parker modelling skirt, jacket & hat in fabric printed to look like ocelot, New York, 1948 via

Jean Patchett at the Museum of Modern Art by Nina Leen (1948)

Jean Patchett (1926 – 2002) was a leading fashion model of the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. She was among the best known models of that era, which included Dovima, Dorian Leigh, Suzy Parker, Evelyn Tripp and Lisa Fonssagrives.

She was famous for being one of the first high-fashion models to appear remote; previously, models had appeared warm and friendly.

During her career, she appeared on over 40 magazine covers. Patchett modeled for brands including Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel and Revlon.

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Nina Leen, Jean Patchett, Life, 1949 via

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Nina Leen, Jean Patchett, Life, 1949 via

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Nina Leen, Jean Patchett, Life, 1949 via

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Nina Leen, Jean Patchett, Life, 1949 via