Saturday, May 5, 2012

Belt Buckle Personally Owned by Rudolph Valentino

This is a belt buckle owned by Valentino, it was listed in the estate catalog and was believed to be used in the film, "The Son of the Sheik." This buckle sold at auction in 2008 for around $4,700, source: antiquetrader.com. I did a little research on the belt buckle from the film. When I think of his belt from the film, I think of the part where Jasmin (Vilma Banky) complains while they are making out that the belt is pushing into her side. Valentino takes it off, then when attacked he reaches for a knife from his belt, but it is not there. That particular belt buckle from the film is definitely not the one that sold at auction, not to say it is not from film, he did have various costumes so it could have appeared in another scene. Regardless, it did belong to Valentino and is a great piece.

3 comments:

  1. The man had a taste for extravagence

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  2. Yes, he did! I would have loved to see what he wore this with, if not in The Son of the Sheik. I mean you could not pull that off with a pair of jeans.

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  3. Mabye if they were Valentino jeans..lol

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