This is a lobby card from the film, "The Sheik." This is a very dramatic scene from the film. These are very sought after from collectors, The Sheik being one of Valentino's most popular films. The Sheik was the first Valentino film I saw one late night on AMC, the rest is history! Anyway, this card is very valuable.
Friday, September 10, 2010
This is a "Screen Scrapbook," from 1924 for the film, Monsieur Beaucaire. This is a supplement theaters handed out to promote upcoming films. These are great collectible items that are not too difficult to find.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
This is a lobby card from the film, "A Rogue's Romance." This film was originally released in 1919, before Valentino had any starring roles in films. In 1922 Vitagraph re-released the film to capitalize on Valentino's success. The star of the film was Earle Williams, he starred in 19 films from 1919 to 1922, this was another reason to re-release this film, thus the new movie material, from 1922, billed both actors. Even though this lobby card is not from 1919 it is still a very valuable lobby card. It is not as sought after as Valentino's starring roles.
These are five photos from the film, Blood and Sand. Many considered this one of his best acting roles. Released in 1922, this was Valentino's next big hit after The Sheik. In my opinion this is a great film co-starring Lila Lee and Nita Naldi. Nita Naldi is a fantastic vamp in this film, it is easy to see why Rudy could not resist her!
This is a fantastic Italian magazine from 1933. It is unique because it depicts a colorized photo of Valentino on the cover, instead of a color drawing. It depicts Valentino in his Russian uniform from the film, The Eagle. This is not a common magazine and is quite difficult to find.