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Rhonda Fleming PicturesThese Rhonda Fleming pictures were taken by Ned Scott for the film "Spellbound" in 1945.Born Marilyn Louis on August 10, 1923 in Hollywood, California, Rhonda Fleming was an American television and film actress. She went to Beverly Hills High School and is a Presbyterian. She has been in over 40 films from the 1940s through the 1950s. She was called the Queen of Technicolor because her fair complexion combined with her red hair blended well when captured in Technicolor.Her first credited role was in the film Spellbound in 1945. She appeared in Abilene Town, Adventure Island, The Spiral Staircase and Out of the Past. She appeared with Bing Crosby in the musical A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, singing When Is Sometime and Once and For Always, a duet with Crosby.Rhonda played the role of Cleopatra in the Serpent of the Nile and appeared in 3-D films Those Redheads from Seattle and Inferno in 1953. These were followed by other films including Slightly Scarlet, The Big Circus, While the City Sleeps, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and Waiting for the Wind in 1990.Rhonda starred as a guest on television shows from the 1950s to the 1960s like on the shows The Best of Broadway, Shower of Stars, Death Valley Days, Burke's Law, McMillian and Wife, Kung Fu, The Killer Is Loose, The Red Skelton Show, The Buster Keaton Story, Ellery Queen, Alias Jesse James, The Investigators, The Dick Powell Show, Wagon Train, The Virginian, The Patsy, Police Woman, The Nude Bomb, Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood, The Love Boat and Follow the Sun. She has a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Rhonda is currently married to her sixth husband, Darol Wayne Carlson.Rhonda released her album, Rhonda, in 1958 which included songs like Love Me or Leave Me, Around the World and I've Got You Under My Skin.After she retired, she served with organizations and charities and founded the Rhonda Fleming Mann Clinic for Women's Comprehensive Care in 1991.New Rhonda Fleming pictures by Ned Scott will be added to the gallery as they are unearthed, we hope you enjoy those that are here.
Portrait of Rhonda Fleming to support her role as Mary Carmicheal in David O. Selznick's "Spellbound", 1945.  Ronda Fleming was 22 years of age when filming began in 1945, and "Spellbound" was her film debut. Her support role was accalimed along with that of Leo G. Carrol and Wallace Ford. This film was immediately hailed by critics, and as things turned out, it was a perfect launching pad for Rhonda's exemplary career in film.  Though married at the time of filming, she had a brief affair with Gregory Peck, the male star of the film.  Alfred Hitchcock's psychological thriller, "Spellbound", 1945. Rhonda Fleming Pictures Portrait of Rhonda Fleming to support her role as Mary Carmicheal in David O. Selznick's "Spellbound", 1945.  Ronda Fleming was 22 years of age when filming began in 1945, and "Spellbound" was her film debut. Her support role was accalimed along with that of Leo G. Carrol and Wallace Ford. This film was immediately hailed by critics, and as things turned out, it was a perfect launching pad for Rhonda's exemplary career in film.  Though married at the time of filming, she had a brief affair with Gregory Peck, the male star of the film.  Alfred Hitchcock's psychological thriller, "Spellbound", 1945. Rhonda Fleming Pictures Rhonda Fleming Pictures
Rhonda Fleming Pictures Rhonda Fleming Pictures-Rhonda Fleming promotional photo for Spellbound, 1945 Portrait of Rhonda Fleming to support her role as Mary Carmicheal in David O. Selznick's 'Spellbound', 1945.  Ronda Fleming was 22 years of age when filming began in 1945, and 'Spellbound' was her film debut. Her support role was acclaimed along with that of Leo G. Carroll and Wallace Ford. This film was immediately hailed by critics, and as things turned out, it was a perfect launching pad for Rhonda's exemplary career in film.  Though married at the time of filming, she had a brief affair with Gregory Peck, the male star of the film.  Alfred Hitchcock's psychological thriller, 'Spellbound', 1945.

Paulette Goddard

Paulette Goddard Pics.These Paulette Goddard pics were taken by Ned Scott during filming of Pot O Gold in 1941.  Many of these color images Ned Scott printed in 14 x 17 Carbro form for his own personal collection.Paulette Goddard pics show a dark haired, vivacious beauty. Paulette (1910 - 1990) was born in Whitestone, Long Island, New York. Born Marion Levy, her parents divorced when she was very young. When her mother remarried, Marion, her mother and stepfather moved to Great Neck, Long Island. While in Great Neck she met the great stage impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, who was staying with her granduncle Charles Goddard. Impressed with the young woman, Ziegfeld offered her a part in his musical Rio Rita in 1927. It was after this that she changed her name to Paulette Goddard. Her star ascended quickly after this; Paulette went to Hollywood and appeared in Hal Roach comedies and in Eddie Cantor's Kid from Spain. When she met Charlie Chaplin in 1932 she cleverly showed him clips from her films, as he was looking for a fresh face to star opposite him in Modern Times.

Chaplin was so taken with Paulette that he not only put her in the film, but allegedly married her in 1936. Both chose to hide the exact nature of the relationship. Whether legal or not, the relationship only lasted till 1942.

Paulette went on to make several more films without Chaplin, including The Young in Heart, Dramatic School, and the hit film The Women. Paulette was even considered, among many other actresses, for the role of Scarlett OíHara. Of course, she and everyone else lost to the British born Vivien Leigh. Later, she starred with Bob Hope in The Cat and The Canary and finally paired up with Chaplin again in The Great Dictator. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for the film So Proudly We Hail, but lost to Katina Paxinou for "For Whom the Bell Tolls". Her last role was in the TV movie The Snoop Sisters in 1972.

Paulette met the actor Burgess Meredith on the set of the film Second Chorus and married him in 1944. This marriage lasted until 1950. Her fourth marriage -- sheíd had a youthful, short lived marriage around the time of Rio Rita -- was to the novelist Erich Maria Remarque, writer of All Quiet on the Western Front. This marriage lasted until he died in 1970. Paulette had no biological children.

Paulette did well for herself and was a wealthy woman when she died, possibly of emphysema, in Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland, on April 23, 1990.

New Paulette Goddard pics by Ned Scott will be added to the gallery as they are unearthed, we hope you enjoy those that are here.

Paulette Goddard Pics:  This portrait of Paulette Goddard supported her role as Molly McCorkle in Director George Marshall's romantic comedy 'Pot O' Gold, 1941.
Paulette Goddard and Producer James Roosevelt Paulette Goddard pics: An on-set photograph of action at a domestic dust-up with Paulette's character, Molly McKorkle giving Jimmy Stewart's charcater, Jimmy Haskell the business with the soda spritzer.  Looking on with surprise is Charlie Arnt who plays Parks, the butler.  James Roosevelt's romantic comedy, Pot O' Gold, 1941. Photos of Jimmy Stewart
Paulette Goddard poses for Pot'O' Gold. A postrait of Paulette Goddard to support her role as Molly McKorkle, a young and beautiful Irish girl.  Molly crosses paths with Jimmy Haskel, a down and out musician who has just failed in a music business.  Things get complicated when Jimmy starts work for his cranky uncle, C.J. Haskel (Charles Winninger) who owns a health food business and hates music.  Molly's family runs an in-house band that needs a little help.  Jimmy finds it irresistable to do his best to help Molly's family, thereby improving his chances with the pretty Irish girl.  Director George Marshall's romantic, musical comedy, "Pot O' Gold". 1941 paulette goddard+++

Gene Tierney

Photos of Gene TierneyThese photos of Gene Tierney were taken by Ned Scott during filming of "The Shanghai Gesture" in 1941. Some of the color images sport props taken from Ned Scott's own garden the morning of the photo shoot (red hibiscus). Another item is the tapestry which forms the background of the portrait.

Born Gene Eliza Tierney on November 19, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York, Gene Tierney was an American stage and film actress.

She studied at St. Margaretís School and the Unquowa School in Connecticut. Her pastime was writing and, published in her school paper was her poem called Night. She learned French when she studied at the Brilliantmont Finishing School in Switzerland

She is most remembered for her roles in the films Laura in 1944 and Leave Her to Heaven in 1945 which was nominated for an Academy Award. Her other popular works include The Razorís Edge, Whirlpool, The Left Hand of God, Heaven Can Wait, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and The Mating Season.

On Broadway, she appeared in Mrs. OíBrien Entertains and Ring Two in 1939. Her Hollywood debut was in the film The Return of Frank James in 1940. She later played a small part in Hudsonís Bay in 1941 and appeared in Tobacco Road, Belle Starr, Sundown and the Shanghai Gesture. In 1942, she appeared in Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake, Rings on Her Fingers, Thunder Birds and China Girl. A string of Hollywood films followed.

Geneís role in Mogambo went to Grace Kelly when she had to drop out for mental health reasons. Humphrey Bogart encouraged her to seek professional help. After 27 shock treatment therapies at the Harkness Pavilion, she escaped but was caught which led her to strongly oppose shock treatments. She was again admitted, this time in the Menninger Clinic, after she attempted to jump from a ledge.

She came back in 1962 via the film Advise and Consent. She followed it up with Toys in the Attic and Las Cuatro Noches de la Luna Ilena. She received wide acclaim for her comeback roles.

She talked about her career, mental illness and her life in her autobiography entitled Self Portrait. She received the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award in 1986. She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Gene Tierney died of emphysema in 1991.

New photos of Gene Tierney by Ned Scott will be added to the gallery as they are unearthed, we hope you enjoy those that are here.

Photos of Gene Tierney:Photos of Gene Tierney: Gene Tierney poses in an Oleg Cassini designed costume for her role as Poppy, an unsuspecting but adventurous daughter of a Shanghai real estate tycoon.  Gene's black hair is offset by the blue dress and red hibiscus, freshly picked by Ned Scott from his own garden the day of the photo session.  Director Josef von Sternberg's film noir drama 'The Shanghai Gensture', 1941. Photos of Gene Tierney Photos of Gene Tierney Photos of Gene Tierney Photos of Gene Tierney Photos of Gene Tierney
Photos of Gene Tierney Photos of Gene Tierney Gene Tierney poses in an off-set scene.  Gene is clad in an ensemble designed by her husband, Oleg Cassini.  The Oriental background is part of the sets for Director Josef von Sternberg's film noir drama, "The Shanghai Genture", 1941. Gene Tierney stars as "Poppy", daughter of a wealthy real estate tycoon who becomes entangled in the sleasy cltuches of Dr. Omar, played by Victor Mature. Direcor Josef von Sternberg's film noir crime drama, "The Shanghai Gesture", 1941. Photos of Gene Tierney Photos of Gene Tierney A portrait of Gene Tierney as "Poppy", the fun-loving daughter of a Shanghai real estate developer in Arnold Pessburger's " The Shanghai Gesture",1941. Poppy unknowingly gets embroiled in a sinister plot to foil her father's attempt to take over and evict the owners of a notorious gambling house owned by Mother Gin Sling, a tough, street-wise woman, played by Ona Munson.  Poppy plunges into addiction after getting hooked by the denizens of the gambling house.  This portrait wound up being used as a prop on the movie house marquee in another Pressburger film two years later called "Hangmen Also Die". Director Josef von Sternberg's film noir thriller, "The Shanghai Gesture", 1941.
Gene Tierney as Poppy, the innocent girl out to have a little fun,  here pictured with Victor Mature, the suave but sleazy Dr. Omar who through his manipulations, leads Poppy deeper and deeper into the world of dissipation and addiction. Director Josef von Sternberg's film noir drama,'The Shanghai Gesture'. Photos of Gene Tierney: Gene Tieney plays Poppy, an unsuspecting and decent daughter of a real estate developer in Shanghai in Josef von Sternberg’s 'Shanghai Gesture', 1941.  Poppy is slowly corrupted in Gin Sling’s gambling house by the sleazy Omar, played by Victor Mature.  Gin Sling’s goal is to prevent her ouster from her gambling establishment by any means necessary. Photos of Gene Tierney posing as 'Poppy' in the Joseph von Sternberg's film noir crime thriller 'Shanghai Gesture', 1941 Gene Tierney poses as "Poppy", a fun loving daughter of a real estate developer in Shanghai in Director Josef von Sternberg's film noir crim drama, "The Shanghai Gesture", 1941. Hair was everything in Old Hollywood.  Gene Tierney pictured here in her role as "Poppy" in "The Shanghai Gesture", gets special note from staff on the back of this print:  This long rolled bob with a splash of curls on one side of the forehead was created for Gene Tierney in Arnold Pressburger's production of The Shanghai Gesture without aid of hairpins.  The hair on the nape of the neck is rolled around a flexible plastic bar which holds it in place.  Decorative pins hold her hair sleek above her ears.  A cluster of curls repeat the cluster-of-grapes motif on her gown."  Director Josef von Sternberg's film noir crime drama "The Shanghai Gesture", 1941.

Photos of Rita Hayworth

These photos of Rita Hayworth were taken by Ned Scott while he served as a contract photographer at Columbia Studios. The Rita films he photographed include "Gilda", "Down to Earth", "Tonight and Every Night" and "Cover Girl", all in the mid-1940's. Many of his images graced the pages or covers of fan magazines, Life and other major periodicals. Today his images grace the covers of Rita Hayworth books and are featured in articles written about the actress.

Born Margarita Carmen Cansino on October 17, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York, Rita Hayworth was an American dancer, glamour girl, beauty icon, pin-up girl and film actress in the 1940s. She danced tap, Spanish routines, ballet and ballroom. Listed among the American Film Instituteís Greatest Stars of All Time, she has been in 61 films throughout her career.

Rita initially signed on with Columbia Pictures for small roles. Her first lead role was in the film Human Cargo. She starred in Cover Girl, one of her most popular films, with Gene Kelly in 1944 and Technicolor films Down to Earth and Tonight and Every Night where, pregnant she danced the samba. Also noteworthy was her femme fatale title role in Gilda where she did her iconic striptease. She was the first to dance with both Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire in a movie. She cut and dyed her red hair blond in The Lady from Shanghai, causing the film to be unsuccessful. She starred in hits Salome, Miss Sadie Thompson and Affair in Trinidad from 1952 to 1953. She came back with Fire Down Below in 1957. Her scheduled debut in Broadway in 1962 was canceled due to her poor health. In 1972 she appeared in her last movie, The Wrath of God.
The Artists League of America dubbed Ritaís lips the best lips in the world in 1949.

Rita had been married and divorced five times. Alcoholism was something she fought with throughout her life. At 54, in poor physical and mental health, she made The Wrath of God even if she wanted to retire, for financial reasons. She suffered memory loss throughout filming. While filming Tales That Witness Madness in 1973, her health worsened so she dropped out of the movie. Eventually, she was diagnosed with Alzheimerís disease in 1980.

Rita went into a semi coma and died from Alzheimerís disease on May 14, 1987.

The Rita Hayworth Gala, hosted by Ritaís daughter, Yasmin Aga Khan, raises funds for the Alzheimer's Association. The fund raiser has garnered over US$42 million since 1985.

New photos of Rita Hayworth by Ned Scott will be added to the gallery as they are unearthed, we hope you enjoy those that are here.

Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth - from Life Magazine, November 10, 1947, The Cult of the Love Goddess in American by senior writer Winthrop Sargeant. Years later, Adrienne McClean, a professor of film studies at the University of Texas, used this image on the cover of her 2004 scholarly book, Being Rita Hayworth. Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth - Rita Hayworth poses as Rusty Parker, a nightclub chorus girl who becomes a Broadway star after romantic intrigues change her life in director Charles Vidor's romantic musical, Cover Girl, 1944. Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth
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Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth Rita Hayworth photos: A stop-action photograph of Mark Platt and Rita Hayworth, dancing under the direction of studio correographer Jack Cole, during dress rehearsals for a musical and dance film. Rita Hayworth played the role of Greek demi-goddess Terpichore, a mythical character of song and dance. Director Alexander Hall's musical and dance fantasy, "Down To Earth", 1947.  Rita Hayworth was named in press reports as the "Love Goddess". Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth
Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita hayworth: The 1947 studio caption for this print reads: Preparing for the dancing sequences in Columbia's Technicolor musical fantasy, 'Down to Earth', are Mark Platt and Rita Hayworth.  They are shown here during a rehearsal with Columbia's dance director, Jack Cole (sitting), giving front row instructions. Studio practice scene from Director Alexander Hall's dance extravaganza, "Down To Earth", 1947. Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth
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Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth: The 1947 studio caption for this print reads: "Glamour Girl as Glamour Goddess--Rita Hayworth, glamour girl, plays the role of Terpsicore, glamour goddess of classic Greece, in Columbia's Technicolor musical, 'Down to Earth'." The glamour goddess becomes involved in the affairs of mortal men so that they can learn to dance with style. Director Alexander Hall's musical and dance extravganza, "Down To Earth", 1947.
Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth: Rita Hayworth dances as a devine Greek muse. The 1947 studio caption for this print reads: "Rita Hayworth appears as Terpsicore, the glamour goddess of classic Greece, in Columbia's Technicolor musical fantasy, 'Down to Earth". Here Rita is glimpsed in a moment of the Greek ballet. Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth
Photos of Rita Hayworth: Rita Hayworth plays nightclub chorus girl, Rusty Parker, who becomes a Broadway star after romantic intrigues change her life. Caption for this 1944 print reads: "Heavenly light--Rita Hayworth dances down from a cloud, for a scene in Columbia's Technicolor "Cover Girl", to do a routine with a corps of dancing cameramen, then go back up into her cloud again." Photos of Rita Hayworth posing as Greek goddess Terpsichore in 'Down to Earth', 1947 Rita Hayworth and Leslie Brooks take five during shooting of the chorus line sequence in Director Charles Vidor’s Cover Girl, 1944.  This is an adorable off-set portrait of these two high energy stars from Columbia Studios. Leslie and Rita, a dancing duo, collaborated in several films from Columbia in the mid-’40’s.   Photographs such as these were destined for newspaper publication where they stimulated public interest and improved ticket sales. Rita Hayworth photos:  Rita Hayworth as Terpsichore, the Greek demigoddess of song and dance.  As Terpsichore, Rita descends to earth to instruct show producers and designers on the proper art forms of her specialty so that a new show can be as authentic as possible.  The producers are persuaded to include her as a star in the production lineups with the name of Kitty Pendleton.  What takes place, however, is a surprise.  While accurate in song and dance and depiction of Greek mythology, the show is a flop.  Director Alexander Hall’s song and dance fantasy, "Down To Earth", 1947. Rita Hayworth photos:  The studio caption for this photograph reads:  "Hayworth and Horse: Columbia’s glamorous redhead, Rita Hayworth can dance any place, and here she’s shown doing so on a carousel, for a big production number in the Technicolor "Down To Earth".  This marks Rita’s return to the lavish musical picture after her dramatic role in "Gilda".  Wearing the costume of Terpsichore, the Greek demigoddess of song and dance, Rita demonstrates in classic fashion the sweeping moves of Columbia’s dance director Jack Cole.  Rita Hayworth photographs such as this one spawned the moniker the "Love Goddess", a production nickname which remained with Rita throughout her professional career.  Director Alexander Hall’s musical and dance fantasy, "Down To Earth", 1947. tag here
tag Robert Coburn was the department head of Still Photography at Columbia Studios when Ned Scott served as a contract employee there from 1945-48.  This image by Scott captures Coburn in the act of prepping Rita Hayworth for a group of off-set photographs  during the filming of The Lady From Shanghai.  Rita Hayworth was a very willing subject for Coburn, and this image captures that intimacy.   Rita Hayworth as the Greek demigoddess of dance, Terpsicore, shown here in a pose from Director Al Hall's dance fantasy, "Down To Earth", 1947. A warm portrait of Rita Hayworth and Larry Parks by Ned Scott from Columbia Studios' film, "Down to Earth", 1947. This is a musical extravaganza with lots of dancing with the choreography by Jack Cole. Larry Parks plays a Broadway producer whose show needs some style and pzazz.  Rita Hayworth plays the mythological Terpicore, Greek demi-goddess of the dance, who obliges Larry by dropping down to earth to give him some lessons.  Director Alexander Hall's musical fantasy, "down To Earth", 1947. Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth, posed as Terpsicore, Greek demigoddess of song and dance, while she glides in a cloud to earth to mingle with humans on earth to enlighten them on the delights of her artistic specialty.  Director Alexander Hall's musical fantasy, "Down to Earth", 1947.  Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth Photos of Rita Hayworth:  Danny Kaye drops in on the set of director Alexander Hall's dance extravaganza, "Down To Earth", 1947.  Rita and Danny share an intimate moment as friends while Rita is between takes offset from the soundstage.  Actors, film techs, writers and other had visiting privileges on movie sets in various studios as long as they had their union cards with them. Claire Trevor poses for a glamour interpretation to support her role as the Outcast Girl, Dallas, in director John Ford's epic story of the frontier west," Stagecoach", 1939.