Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I hope everyone is doing well and I hope many of your friends and family members are getting out tomorrow to find you some Rudy treasures for Christmas! I thought I would post a few color photos from the Old Hollywood in Color blog. These photos include scenes from The Sheik, The Young Rajah, Blood and Sand, and a candid photo.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
This is a rare version of a poster from the 1922 film, "Blood and Sand." The poster is from Belgium. This is another example of a different variation from the U.S. release. Many overseas collectible items depict different art work or different movie scenes. This would be a valuable and hard to find movie poster.
Friday, November 18, 2011
All of these photos showcase Valentino in his Military uniform. I find it very interesting that most of the photos of Valentino from The Four Horsemen are of him in the gaucho costume. Granted the most famous part of the film was the dance of the tango; however, he is only featured in the gaucho costume for a few minutes in the film. With that being said, enjoy the photos of these rarely seen photos.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
This is a fantastic example of an autographed photo of Valentino, it is dated 1922. He personalized it to Hazel, The Will O'the Wisp. Thanks to Fiferstone for the update on the term Will O'the Wisp, which I originally misread as wisdom. There are many terms to define this saying, the most interesting I found was "Ghost Lights," or "Orbs." Knowing that Valentino had a spirit guide and had an slight interest in the occult makes this autograph very unique. When I save photos to later post on the blog I often save any information, I have with the photo, in this case I saved the name, Hazel Beamer Miles. I assume this is the Hazel he addressed on the photo. I was unable to find any information on her. I am unsure if she worked in the business, or was simply a friend of Valentino's. If anyone has any further information, let me know.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
This is a Glass Slide from the 1921 film, "Camille." Notice the top billing for Nazimova. This film was released in between The Four Horsemen and The Sheik. The Sheik was Valentino's next film, which really propelled his stardom. These Glass Slides are fantastic collectibles and tend to be fairly valuable in good condition.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
This is a rare version of a Window Card Movie Poster from the 1921 film, "The Sheik." This is a early, fantastic version of a movie poster from The Sheik. The art work, with the exception of The Sheik on the horse is not commonly seen on other advertisements for the film. A hard to find, valuable poster!