Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Photos from The Sheik

These are five photos from the film, "The Sheik." This was truly the film that launched Valentino into stardom. The term Sheik was introduced to America. This film was based on the controversial book from E.M. Hull about this Arab Sheik who obducts a white women, takes her out to the desert and rapes her. Even more controversial was that E.M. Hull was a women who wrote this book, Edith Maude Hull.


  1. Hi Brad, I just discovered some photos of "The Shiek" from my grandfather's photo album. I am scanning them and will send them to you in a couple of days. Three are b/w and one is colorized. One has a stamp on the back that says June or July 22, 1922. Maybe you can tell me more about them after I send them to you?

  2. Absolutely, not a problem, just send me the scans. I will tell you what I can. Are they photos or postcards? Thanks and have a great day.