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pbe 09-01-2019 08:56 PM

What kind of guitar was Rita Hayworth playing in “Gilda?”
 
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I just watched “Gilda” from 1946 and I snapped three photos during the scene where she (cough cough) “plays” guitar.

Any thoughts on the make and model shown here? The pictures are not super sharp; the live TV picture was fairly pixelated.

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Wade Hampton 09-01-2019 08:58 PM

To me it looks like a black Gibson L-00 with the headstock logo painted over or masked somehow.


whm

frankmcr 09-01-2019 09:15 PM

What kind of guitar was Rita Hayworth playing in “Gilda?”
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Whatever was in the prop room at the time.

GREAT movie, by the way.

PS - 320003 G chord?

Brucebubs 09-01-2019 09:25 PM

She's buying a stairway to heaven.

Ludere 09-02-2019 05:42 AM

What kind of guitar was Rita Hayworth playing in “Gilda?”
 
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Originally Posted by Brucebubs (Post 6152081)
She's buying a stairway to heaven.



:rofl: :rofl:

lt20dbl 09-02-2019 05:49 AM

What guitar? I only see a stunningly beautiful woman.

jaymarsch 09-02-2019 08:15 AM

I can’t imagine she could actually be playing at all with those long nails on her right hand.

AndrewG 09-02-2019 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by lt20dbl (Post 6152199)
What guitar? I only see a stunningly beautiful woman.

Oh yes indeed. They don't build 'em like that any more.

FrankHudson 09-02-2019 09:33 AM

The voicing she's using in the 3rd picture is interesting, while in the middle picture, it looks like a cowboy G chord is her choice. Definitely looks like she wouldn't like a 1 11/16" neck. I can't see bridge pins she's using. Could it be a pinless bridge? Historically, she must be using Monel strings. Could the fretboard be Richlite? If so, that indicates that she's not a real player. She should really try a casein pick someday too.

AndrewG 09-02-2019 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by jaymarsch (Post 6152309)
I can’t imagine she could actually be playing at all with those long nails on her right hand.

Dolly Parton sees to manage somehow! Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mZ-uGBXsHc

Wasn't that nice?

Lwilliams 09-02-2019 09:58 AM

It is funny that in the old days, the Gibson logo is always masked. No other brand was covered.

After noticing that in the Elvis movie, Viva Las Vegas (J-45 on the diving board), I started watching for it on all old movies. You can see Fender and other brands, but Gibson is always covered .

Wonder why that was?

Edgar Poe 09-02-2019 10:33 AM

Jay;
Left Hand.

L. Williams;
Maybe the studio required a fee to keep the logo present. Gibson said NO !

Ed

pbla4024 09-02-2019 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by lt20dbl (Post 6152199)
What guitar? I only see a stunningly beautiful woman.

Is she decent?

Silly Moustache 09-02-2019 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Wade Hampton (Post 6152073)
To me it looks like a black Gibson L-00 with the headstock logo painted over or masked somehow.


whm

my thoughts too.

Denny B 09-02-2019 02:50 PM

I don't know what kind of guitar it is, but it's blocking my view of Rita... :wink:


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