Before her book goes to press, I would like to point out to Anne
Margaret Daniel that although, "when someone says redhead . .
. we think of the dizzy and dazzling Katharine Hepburn, or Lucille Ball,
or the lavish and lustful Rita Hayworth . . . " neither Lucille Ball
nor Rita Hayworth were natural redheads. Even Katharine Hepburn, whose
hair was never more floridly described than "reddish brown"
by contemporary sources, didn't appear onscreen in color until The
African Queen in 1951, some two decades into her film career.
Thus, these three Hollywood legends might not be the
best examples to choose. Consider instead Maureen O'Hara ("That red
head of hers is no lie," says Barry Fitzgerald in The Quiet Man
(1952)), Susan Hayward, Greer Garson, Ann Sheridan, Deborah Kerr, Moira
Shearer, or even Angela Lansbury.