Win a book on Gilda to kick off the BFI's Rita Hayworth season
Update: This competition is now closed
When she was good, she was very, very good, and when she was bad she was torrid. The BFI Southbank introduces a season of the finest films of the Forties star known as ‘The Love Goddess’ – Rita Hayworth.
Throughout June you’ll have the chance to see Hayworth in her best pictures, from Only Angel Have Wings to the inimitable Gilda and Orson Welles’ fascinating The Lady from Shanghai.
To kick off the season in style, one luck reader can now win a copy of Gilda: BFI Film Classics by Melvyn Stokes. The book focuses on Charles Vidor’s classic noir film ‘Gilda’ (1946). Set in wartime Argentina, the film stars Rita Hayworth in her best-remembered role, as the title character, Gilda, caught in a love triangle between tough casino owner Ballin Mundson (George Macready) and professional gambler Johnny Farrell (Glenn Ford).
Stokes also places Hayworth’s performance in the title role in the context of her film career and star persona, focusing on her complicated ethnic identity and her journey from the brunette Spanish/Irish actress Margaret Carmen Cansino to the auburn-haired movie star ‘Rita Hayworth’.
To be in with a chance to win the book simply leave a comment below. The winner will be chosen at random at midday on Thursday 30 May. There is no cash alternative. Good luck!