Monday, December 5, 2011

Beep beep'm beep beep yeah!

Rita Hayworth, posing with her 1941 Lincoln Continental.

Rita in the Pink.

Rita, loved to collect cars and here are a few of her favorites.

This picture looks like it was taken on the set of  The Loves of Carmen ( 1948).

I would like to know the story behind this picture.

During the 1950s, it was still possible to order a chassis from a manufacturer and have it sent to a coach builder to be fitted with a custom body. One of only two known to have been built by Ghia, this coupe was purchased by Ali Khan for the actress Rita Hayworth. This coupe was reliable, easy to drive, and simple to maintain.

Video: Ali Khan bought Rita Hayworth this 1953 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe, that was custom built by Carrozzeria Ghia. There are only two of them in the world.


  1. Oh, Dawn, these are great photos. Rita was such a beauty, wasn't she?

  2. Wouldn't I love to own that Cadillac/Ghia! Wow what a classy classic...

  3. I doubt if Rita's bumpers were ever in the scrap heap!

  4. I would also love to own/drive this car... Wait, until you see the car I have planned for next week...

  5. A sultry lady with a thing for exotic cars could only lead to greed,love,hate and putting the blame on Mame. I was disappointed to learn her voice was dubbed for the singing in GILDA. Fortunately, her shoulders gorgeous hair were not.


  6. GILDA, is such a great movie. Rita, deserves a great car.

    I just read the very sad news, that her 25 year old grandson died today.


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