These are five rare photos from the lost film, "A Sainted Devil." Having never seen the film, the costumes make it appear to be a cross between The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Blood and Sand. I feel the items from lost films are more sought after by collectors.
Monday, July 26, 2010
This is a very rare booklet from 1926. It is entitled "The Life and Loves of Rudolph Valentino." This soft bound booklet is 30 pages long and has various photos of Valentino from his films. The back of each photo in the book reads, "Other side for framing purposes if you so desire." There are articles in the book from Dorothy Herzog, Edward J. Doherty, and C.F. Zittel. This appears to be a supplemental booklet produced by a magazine or newspaper. The article from C.F. Zittel is sited from "Zit's Weekly Newspaper." This is the only copy of this book I have ever come across. This book is extremely rare, and quite valuable.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
This is a fantastic Swedish movie program/herald from the film, "A Sainted Devil." The art used for the front of this program is the same art used for the Swedish movie poster. This is a great item from a lost film.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
This is a great Valentino autograph, most likely from a scrapbook of some sort. This particular signature is unique in the fact that it is dated and shows where he signed it, London. This is when he went to Europe in 1923. This would be a great piece if it was framed and mounted with a few photos of Valentino from this trip!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
This is a very rare edition of Daydreams, which is Valentino's book of poetry. This is the blue hardback edition of Daydreams from London. If anyone has a photo of the dust cover for this book, please send me a photo. This book is extremely rare, I am unsure if a dust cover even exists.