Thursday, February 11, 2010

Letters from Alberto Valentino and Natacha Rambova

These are two great letters from Valentino's family members. The first one is from Valentino's brother, Alberto. This letter is a thank you letter to Earl Carlisle for arranging for a plane to fly overhead at the funeral service while dropping rose petals, which is still done today. Albert signed the letter Alberto Guglielmi Valentino. The way he signs Valentino is amazing identical to Rudy's signature.
This is an unknown letter signed by Natacha. I am unsure how she normally signed her name; however, I am very surprised she signed it Natacha Valentino. The first time I heard these names together was when I say the photo of this letter.


6 comments:

  1. WOW I love how she writes do you happen to know the date of the letter?

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  2. Unfortunately, I do not know anything about this letter. I believe I found this on ebay about 5 years ago. I wish I had more information to share about the letter.

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  3. In the letter Natacha discusses "returning to America." My guess is she wrote this letter while her and Valentino were on there delayed honeymoon in Europe, which was 1923.

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  4. I'd love to be in touch about this letter and what the rest of it says. You're absolutely right about the rarity of the "Valentino" in her signature...

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  5. If I come across any more information about this letter I will post it. This is also the only example of her autograph I have come across.

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  6. http://entertainment.ha.com/common/view_item.php?Sale_No=647&Lot_No=21424
    Here is an address for Natacha's signature that I found from 1920. I'd be interested to see what you think.
    There are also examples of her original artwork.

    Kat

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