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Directed by:
Charles Vidor, Hungarian, 1900 - 1959  Search this
Produced by:
Arthur Schwartz, American, 1900 - 1984  Search this
Subject of:
Rita Hayworth, American, 1918 - 1987  Search this
Gene Kelly, American, 1912 - 1996  Search this
Distributed by:
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., founded 1919  Search this
Owned by:
D.C. Public Library, American, founded 1896  Search this
Medium:
acetate film
Dimensions:
Duration (Reel 1): 37 Minutes
Length (Film): 1300 Feet
Duration (Reel 2): 37 Minutes
Length (Film): 1300 Feet
Duration (Reel 3): 37 Minutes
Length (Film): 1300 Feet
Type:
sound films
color films (visual works)
feature films
16mm (photographic film size)
Place used:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place filmed:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1944
Caption:
This film was a part of the Washington D.C. Public Library's circulating 16mm film collection housed at the Martin Luther King Jr. Central Library. The collection is particularly noted for the wide variety of African American and African diaspora content.
Description:
A comedic musical film with the title Cover Girl. It consists of three (3) reels of color 16mm acetate film with optical sound.
The film chronicles the experiences of Rusty Parker (Rita Hayworth), a chorus girl who works in the nightclub owned by her boyfriend Danny (Gene Kelly). After winning a competition, Rusty becomes a cover girl for a magazine and her newly found popularity threatens her relationship with Danny.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Comedy  Search this
Film  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Musical films  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.55.115.1abc
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions likely apply. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
DC Public Library Film Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a07ffe1e-70e8-45aa-aac5-7cafff0b7bb6
EDAN-URL:
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