Joanne Morris Imitates The Rita Hayworth HairThrow

Posted by Phil Morris (Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada) on 5 October 2014 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Joanne Morris (now Doyle) Imitates The Rita Hayworth Hair Throw Back

Rita Hayworth in her first screen appearance in the movie Gilda, as she threw back her
head and tossed her hair, she was asked by the club promoter, "Are you decent Gilda,"
she responded sexily, "Me? Sure, I'm decent." Her thick mane of hair was sent flying as
she rose up.

I had wanted to go to my fathers home for the weekend for a visit and my younger sister,
Joanne, was working in town as a hostess. She had that large mouth smile that Hayworth
had, so I planned on using her for the model. First I cut her hair as she wanted it cut, and
then a friend called boo and I did her makeup. The photo was not well balanced so I had
to recrop in photoshop and clone lots of areas on the right side so that it looked centered.
I am printing many photos now that I never got around to printing before, most never
seen by myself. In total it looks like I took 4 photos, and only this one, with Joanne throwing her hair.

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

A beautifully balanced work all around, Joanne modeled this classic pose superbly !! Tones and colors are excellent !! I love it, and thanks for the notes, it's great to see this and your fine narration !! very best, john

5 Oct 2014 2:39pm

k@ from Paris, France

Wow, a wind blows her up the most glam' way, exxxcellent !

5 Oct 2014 5:36pm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

well done to both**

5 Oct 2014 8:46pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Glamorous - the hair movement is magnificent

5 Oct 2014 8:59pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Fantastic! What a superb image to begin with and your stellar processing on top of that.

6 Oct 2014 1:16am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


6 Oct 2014 8:11am

jean pierre from paris, France

magnifique image et traitement!! le mouvement des cheveux est superbe!! amitiés

6 Oct 2014 4:56pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great! You have a pretty sister. :-)

6 Oct 2014 10:08pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Gorgeous picture! You have done a great job Phil, I'm sure your sister and father are all proud of this adaptation :)

7 Oct 2014 2:19am

franz from Baden, Austria

what a lovely and contagiously happy scene !!!

7 Oct 2014 9:04pm

STEED from D, France

Happiness and Joy communicative.....Nice treatment,Phil'....

17 Oct 2014 9:21pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

gorgeous image and feelings. I love it!

27 Oct 2014 8:59pm

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Jolie fille. Jolie pose.

31 Oct 2014 1:03pm

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

Amazing energy and emotion that you captured here, Phil...I love this!

31 Oct 2014 2:12pm

@my-ky: Thanks, really nice of you to say and Happy Halloween to you.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A very beautiful smile that you've captured on your sister's face, along with such long eyelashes!! A great action shot with the hair as well. Nice job with the re-cropping of this shot to center her.

31 Oct 2014 2:45pm

@Steven: Thank you Steven for the nice words, really appreciate it.

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A striking pose and we can sense she is living the Rita character. Remarkable how you rescue and restore these lost images of yours, Phil.

3 Nov 2014 9:26am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Hello Phil, how are you???

5 Nov 2014 7:50am

STEED from D, France

..A Merry Xmas to You so,Phil........See You soon .....

24 Dec 2014 8:13am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Merry Christmas, my friend. I miss you

24 Dec 2014 3:43pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Hello Phil, I wish you and yours a merry Christmas, have a nice day! See you soon!

25 Dec 2014 9:46pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Thank you Evelyne !~

k@ from Paris, France

Lots of love around you, dear ! Have a delicious end of 14 and see U s°°n in 15 *°*°*°*

27 Dec 2014 11:36am

@k@: Thank you dear Karine, the best to you !~

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

Wishing you all the best in 2015, Phil. I miss your photos!

2 Jan 2015 2:53pm


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