Sunday, October 30, 2011

German Magazine from The Eagle

This is a 1926 German magazine called Film Kurier. It features Valentino on the cover from the film, The Eagle. I find this to be a fantastic magazine. There does not seem to be too many vintage German items out there. I am still looking for this one myself.

Photographs from A Sainted Devil

These are five photos from the lost 1924 film, "A Sainted Devil." There were rumors that a copy had possibly been found; however, nothing was ever confirmed. I have not heard any recent news on the status of this film. In the meantime, we will have to just piece together the existing photos.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

1922 Lowe's Newsletter featuring Blood and Sand

This is a great 1922 Lowe's Theater Newsletter sent to me by one of our readers, Bob. It features scenes from the 1922 film, "Blood and Sand." Even though these newsletters were mass produced, you do not see a great deal of these around today. These not only promoted the films, they also contain a few articles about the stars. These are great, informative items.

Friday, October 21, 2011

A Society Sensation Newspaper Advertisement

This is a re-release newspaper ad for the 1918 film, "A Society Sensation." Considering the film is packaged with the 1924 film, "Wild Oranges," my guess is that it is from 1924. It reads, "He Made Love An Art on the Screen," and "Note: This will prove to you that Rudy always was the most dazzling of lovers." Even though the studios were attempting to cash in on his early films where he had bit parts, which they did, this is not a very impressive ad for the film. Almost a second billing ad if you will. Again, these clippings are not extremely rare; but, I find them to be great collectible pieces that are very reasonable to obtain.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fantastic 1926 Painting of Rudolph Valentino

This is a painting from Alan Hale Sr.'s collection. I am unsure who painted this, if anyone has any further information please let me know. I can tell you that Alan Hale Sr. was a well known actor and director from the teens to the 50's. You may know his son, Alan Hale Jr. as the Skipper from Gilligan's Island. This is one of the best likenesses I have come across in the form of a painting, especially from when he was alive. This is a fantastic, one of a kind piece that would be highly valuable and highly sought after.

Update on this item from Tracy: The only info I have on this was about 2 or 3 yrs ago I was contacted by Allan Hale's granddaughter asking me info on it. I had a 1930 or 31 movie magazine photo of Allan Hale standing in front of it. Mr. Hale co-starred with him in Four Horseman, and also was friends with Natacha. She had wanted him to direct The Hooded Falcon. The painting was not given to him by Rudy. The painting is easily identifiable as the "Last Portrait" photo, (cover of Emily Leider's book) That portrait was done in spring 1926 in Los Angeles, and that was his last sitting in Los Angeles, thus why it's called that. He did go on to do more in Chicago and NY which was his last. Being that it was done based on that photo makes it impossible to have been given in 1925. I believe Mr. Hale most likely commissioned this as a keepsake/memory after Rudy's passing in August 1926 The painting was auctioned off in Pasadena shortly after his granddaughter had contacted me. It was lumped in with a lot of old English furniture in the auction. I doubt it went for much. Hopes this helps with some of the true facts behind the piece.

Friday, October 14, 2011

1924 Screenland Magazine

This is a magazine called Screenland from 1924. It says Seattle Washington on the top of the magazine along with the date. It appears to possibly be a newspaper supplement. The magazine depicts a unique cover depicting Valentino from the film, "A Sainted Devil." I like how this appears that Valentino was cut out and pasted on the cover. This is a great example of one of those unique rarely seen magazines.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Photos from Moran of the Lady Letty

Here are five photos from the 1922 film, "Moran of the Lady Letty." This was the first of four films Valentino made that year. This is not one of my favorite films; however, there are some great collectibles out there from this movie. It is a change of pace from his films with the elaborate costumes and sets.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Valentino Formula by Mike Oldham

There are so many new books out there lately, it is tough to keep up. This is a brand new fictional book that has a Rudolph Valentino connection. It is entitled, "The Valentino Formula," by Mike Oldham. It is currently for sale on Amazon and ABE. Another Valentino book to add to the collection!

1926 Theater Program from The Eagle

This is a Theater Program from the Lyric Theater from the week of January 11th, 1926. This program is for the film, The Eagle. Notice the photo is not from The Eagle. I am sure many theaters used templates over and over for the same actors; but different films. These are not too rare, the more desirable programs are from well known theaters.

Hello to all, sorry for my hiatus. I have been busy with a million other things. I hope everyone had a great summer and I hope everyone has found a few new items for their collections. Most of the websites have been pretty slow out there, but the holidays are coming up and will be here before you know it! I am looking forward to your comments and emails!