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The Morning GIF: Rita Hayworth lets her hair down

Taken from the black-and-white film Gilda, this GIF captures the Hollywood icon at her finest. 


Lorraine Murphy


Here at the Daily Dot, we have an unofficial tradition of sharing GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you into the circle. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

On the general principle that the workweek is hard enough and only half over, we generally like to give you something pretty to start your Hump Day.

One such sight is today’s Morning GIF: legendary beauty Rita Hayworth in Gilda, the role that cemented her place in history.

Makeup artists who worked with Hayworth said she had the most perfect face in Hollywood, at a time when faces mattered—sometimes more than talent. But as Gilda proved, Hayworth had that in abundance, too.

Sometimes the simple things are the best. This GIF is a simple screencap, but it captures Hayworth at her finest. It comes from the Argus Apocraphex Tumblr, home of many good and esoteric things and only occasional kitten pics, where it collected more than 6,000 notes in the last week.

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