Saturday, February 13, 2010

Monsieur Beaucaire Bust

This is a plaster bust of Valentino from the film, Monsieur Beaucaire. This bust is dated and signed by Jean Del Val, 1924. Jean Del Val was a bit actor who appeared in A Sainted Devil with Valentino. He is pictured below. I believe this is a one of a kind item and is not mass produced. I am unsure if it was made for Valentino or for someone else. The Valentino signature looks like his signature, I wonder if he actually signed it.

Update: I would like to credit Stairway to the Stars for this piece. I am also adding a photo sent to me by Rick Spector. The photo shows this piece on display at an exhibit at The Long Island Museum in 2005, the exhibit also shows an original costume from Monsieur Beaucaire.

1 comment:

  1. Hi
    The correct spelling is Jean Del Val.