Monday, March 29, 2010

They Died Too Young Rudolph Valentino

This is a miniture book entitled, "They Died Too Young, Rudolph Valentino. This book was wrote by Amy Dempsey. It was published in 1995 by Parragon. This book is about half of the size of a postcard. It is fairly common and easy to find.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Monsieur Beaucaire Cine Miroir

This is s French magazine called Cine-Miroir. The magazine depicts Valentino from the film Monsieur Beaucaire. These magazines are not too rare and fairly easy to find.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Sheik Re-Issue Lobby Card

This is a re-issue Lobby Card from the film, "The Sheik." The card depicts a colorized scene from the movie. These re-issue lobby cards are not too difficult to find.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spanish Magazine Depicting Rudolph Valentino from The Eagle

This is a Spanish Magazine from 1977 depicting Valentino from the film, "The Eagle." Valentino along with classic movie stars made a come back in the mid to late 70's. This caused a resurgance of various Valentino items to be produced during this time, along with a couple of horrible movies!

1955 Disneyland Stamped Signature Photo

This is a profile photograph with a stamped signature. The photo is stamped on the back, 1955 Disneyland, rights belonging to "Show Business." This may have possibly been a gift shop or a promotional photograph for some sort of newsletter. I find it unique to find a Valentino item that is marked Disneyland.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Rare Blood and Sand Sheet Music

This is a different variation of "You Gave Me Your Heart, So I Give You Mine," from the film Blood and Sand. I have never seen this variation before now. There are so many differnt pieces of sheet music out there, just like books, they are difficult to catalog all of them.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Photos of Rudolph Valentino with other Celebrities

These are five photos of Valentino posing with other celebrities. The first photo depicts Valentino with legendary football coach, Knute Rockne.

This is a great candid photo of Valentino with actress Mae Murray laughing.
Valentino with Gloria Swanson as a large crowd is gathered around them.

This is a wonderful photo on Valentino dining with Heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey and his wife. I found this photo to be especially interesting. This is Valentino with Douglas Fairbanks and Jackie Coogan. Valentino is dressed in an outfit he wore in the film Cobra from 1925. Jackie Coogan is dressed in a very similar costume he wore in The Kid from 1921. Coogan was 7 years old when he starred in The Kid. If this photo was taken from 1925, Coogan would have been 11 years old. This may have been a situation where the studio brought in various actors for studio portraits.

Crack Cigar Rudolph Valentino Card

This is yet another Spanish Crack Cigar card. This is a great profile photo of Valentino. These cards are not too common to find.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rudolph Valentino Film Journalen Magazine

This is a Norwegian magazine called Film Journalen. I have posted a few of these magazines before, these are great, oversized magazines with impressive covers depicting Valentino from various roles. These magazines are not too common.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Photographs from Valentino's Funeral in New York

These are 3 photos from Valentino's funeral in New York City. There were hundreds of thousands of fans that came out to view Valentino's body at Campbell's funeral home. The crowd became so unruly that police were called in for crowd control, as seen in the first photo. There have been some reports these crowds and riots were staged, I find it difficult to stage something of this magnitude with a few hundred thousand people.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Spainish Movie Herald from The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

This is a rare Spainish Movie Herald from the film, "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse." Many of these foreign movie heralds are not easy to come by.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

2-Page Color Movie Ad from Cobra

This is a full size 2-page color movie ad for the film, "Cobra." I believe this ad to be from The Saturday Evening Post. This is an awesome vibrant color movie ad. This is not a very common movie ad to find.

Newspaper Update on Valentino From The Day He Died

This is a newspaper update talking about the grave state of Valentino's status. This appeared in the newspaper from the day he died. Most all newspapers had updates and articles about Valentino during the 9 days he was in the hospital.

Lobby Cards from The Eagle

These are five Lobby Cards from the film, "The Eagle." These are great lobby cards, not as colorful as some of the other films, but still great lobby cards. Notice the second cards in a "dead card," it does not feature Valentino in a scene from the movie.

Rare Dutch Rudolph Valentino Biography

This is a rare Dutch biography called Het Liefde-Leven Van Rudolph Valentino. This translates to The Love Life of Rudolph Valentino. The book was published in 1927 by Koloniale Boek Centrale, written by J.G. Burdon. This is a difficult book to find. I have never seen the dust cover for this book, if anyone has a photo of it, please send it to me so I can post it.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Italian Tobacco Card

This is an Italian tobacco card from The Toccos Egyptian Cigarette Company. The card depicts Valentino from the film, Blood and Sand. This is not a common tobacoo card.

Monday, March 8, 2010

A Sainted Devil Film Jouranalen Magazine

This is a Norwegian magazine called Film Jouranlen. The cover depicts Valentino from the film, "A Sainted Devil." I have posted a few of these magazines before, these are great, oversized magazines with impressive covers depicting Valentino from various roles. These magazines are not too common.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Photos from Blood and Sand

These are five photos from the film, "Blood and Sand." Blood and Sand was considered one of Valentino's best acting performances. This is the first film Nita Naldi co-starred with Valentino. She co-starred in more films than any other actress. She also co-starred in A Sainted Devil and Cobra.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Spainish Movie Herald from The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

This is a Spanish Movie Herald from the film, "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse." Since the cover features only Valentino, I assume this was produced after Valentino's stardom, or after 1921 when the film was released. This Spanish version is not too common.

James Abbe Studio Photograph with Stamped Signature

This is a Studio Photograph of Valentino from the famous photographer, James Abbe. He also took the profile photo of Valentino and Natacha, that appeared on the Madam Valentino book by Michael Morris. This photograph also has a stamped signature in green. I bought this photo hoping it was a real autograph, but no luck, it is a stamp that someone has wrote over in places. This is still a fantasic origianl studio photo, an original Abbe at that!

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Gentlewoman Magazine

This is a magazine / newspaper called The Gentlewoman. The magazine is dated October 1926. It depicts Valentino from the movie, "The Son of the Sheik." I do not believe this to be a common magazine. Like many other magazines after Valentino's death in 1926, they placed his image on the cover to sell magazines.

New York Funeral Invitation

This is a rare funeral invitation for Valentino's Funeral in New York City. Valentino passed away in New York. His body lain in state for all of his fans to see, there was then a funeral service for him in New York. Afterwards, his body was taken to Beverly Hills by train where a second funeral service was conducted. This New York invitation is a very difficult piece to find.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Two Original Photos from The Young Rajah

These are two rare origianl photos from the film, "The Young Rajah." Since a complete version of this film does not exist any rare photos that depicts scenes not found in the movie are very collectible. Both of these photos are difficult to find and valuable.

Rudolph Valentino's Personal Make-Up Case

This is a fantastic one of a kind item. This is Valentino's personal make-up case. He signed his name of the top of the case. This recently sold at an auction house for a few thousand dollars. This is a fantastic item!

Amatller Chocolates 18 Card Rudolph Valentino Card Set

This is an awsome 18 card set from Amatller Chocolates out of Barcelona Spain. This card set when put together creates a large Valentino collage that depicts Valentino in a tuxedo in the middle with various photos from his films. A complete set in good condition is very difficult to find.

Spanish Rudolph Valentino Tangos

These are two 45 records of The Rudolph Valentino Tangos. Most of these came out in the 60's. Essentially this in tango music called Valentino Tango to sell the records. The US versions are much more common. These Spanish versions are much more difficult to find and more valuable.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Newspaper Ads

These are three newspaper ads from the film, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. These are not too difficult to find. This film was one of the top grossing movies of 1921, so I am sure there was a great deal of marketing for this film.