Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Picture of Rita Hayworth - Finally!

I promise this is the last I will bring up copyright issues. I am tired of worrying about it as I know you are all tired of hearing it. Patsy, one of my blogging friends, mentioned Bing Images as a source of photos. When I searched Public Domain Rita Hayworth, it came back with several pictures that either were never copyrighted or the copyright ran out. Public Domain photos are free, free, free. There were a lot of Creative Commons photos that I liked more but I am still trying to wrap my mind around that issue.

Anyway, here is Rita. The original Rita. 

File:Rita Hayworth Blood and Sand.jpg

In my opinion, she is more beautiful than any current celebrity.


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  1. Talking about it is a help to us all that blog.
    You are right Rita was more beautiful then any current celerity.I would not walk across the street to see one of the celerity of today.

  2. OK, got your picture! YAY! But, I have now to tell you something amusing about my connection to an old film star...Hedy Lamaar. When my husband and I were dating, the husband of a friend of his mother saw me for the first time and said "Hedy Lamaar can't hold a candle to that girl"....Now, I appreciated the compliment, but it has become a joke in our family over the years. And, later I learned that Hedy Lamaar was extreemly intelligent and invented a guidance system for a torpedo during WWII. I decided I wanted to be be like that part of Hedy Lamaar instead of the glamour part, but frankly I don't come close either way! :-)

  3. Hi, I was very interested to read your bit about the 'public domain'. I have recently uploaded photo's from tumbler blog thinking it was ok? I was posting them on my rita hayworth facebook page, no worries i thought no copyright, no one had put there stamp on them! wrong i got a message from some 'judy holiday', saying do not place them on my page! yet you can share to twitter, pintrest etc etc so what's the difference? I explained all that to them and have not had a reply. sorry to harp on but i'm annoyed if you don't have markings of getty or corbis etc what right do you have in making them your own! very frustrating. can i use your public domain message? Thank you