Rita in a publicity photo for the 1945 musical Tonight and Every Night
“Rita would just come in; she was absolutely always on time, you know. I can see her sitting there smoking a cigarette and drinking coffee, just like she was one of the dancers. It wasn’t Rita Hayworth, Star; she was always very pleasant when she came in, always very nice to the kids. It wasn’t a star bit at all.” - Jack Cole, the film’s choreographer, about working with Rita.