rita color book


‘Twas the golden years of movie stars—the 1940s and 50s

In every city, town, nook, and cranny

Somebody knew their name.

They lived in health, wealth, and luxury

Lived life to the fullest, for all to see.


Among the finest, was Rita Hayworth,

Rich in money, luck, and birth.

Birth gave her beauty

Luck gave her fame

Fans gave her money

She was best at her game.


Soldiers decoupaged her picture

On the side of the atom bomb

On marques she was a fixture

She was excitement, never calm.


She was Hollywood princess for many years,

But in the end after sorrow and tears

The curtain came down,

‘twas the end of the show.                        

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Rita Hayworth Collectibles:

Paper dolls, Coloring books,

 Movie posters, Newspaper bits,

Calendars,  Brochures,

Photographs,  and Autographs



Prompt “Paper Stars”  by Michelle Cook  September Writing Prompts

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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6 Responses to NOW A PAPER STAR

  1. Pingback: ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD – C.C. Brown

    • oneta hayes says:

      Hi, C.C., I’m a bit lost about what this comment means. Can you explain? Thanks for reading and for the contact. I checked you blog to see if I could make a connection but didn’t pick up what this means.

  2. Faye says:

    As Solomon said in Ecc. (abbreviation). So many lives of beauty and fame yet in the end ‘chasing after the wind’. Ecclesiastes 1. His comments resonate still. He sought wisdom (more than he was gifted with), fame fortune, self-indulgence etc etc. and came to the conclusion it ALL in the Light of Eternity is only chasing after the wind. I too remember Rita Hayworth with gratitude for her artistry and the wonderful films she made. Thank you for the blog. In the light of world tragedies today I think I’m more reflective about Solomon’s writings.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Did you remember that she died of Alzheimer’s? I didn’t recall that. She and the Prince had a daughter who took care of her through those years. I hope she was reached by the Lord in some manner in those times. According to today’s celebrity standards, she was “modest”! I think she joined Bob Hope’s tours, but I’m not sure. I didn’t go to movies and we did not have magazines. I don’t know how I knew of her.

  3. ~M says:

    Hmmm… I don’t recall ever hearing about her. Before my time I suspect. 😉

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