Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rudolph Valentino and his 88 American Beauties Glass Slide

This is a glass slide for a film short called Rudolph Valentino and his 88 American Beauties. Glass Slides were utilized by movie studios and theaters to promote upcoming and other attractions, think of it as a movie preview, only it was not a clip, just a slide show. This short featured Valentino judging a beauty contest. This occurred in 1923, while he was having contract disputes with Famous-Players, so any new footage of Valentino was a sought after commodity for his fans. Glass slides are very collectible and are often found cracked or broken, this one is especially unique because it is not for one of his feature films. One last thing these have been reproduced so, do some research before making a purchase.


  1. I just seen this on Ebay for sale

  2. Often, when I see unique items for sale on ebay, or other sites for that matter, I save the photos and list the item on the blog for others to see. This is definitely one of those items, I had never seen it before now.