Thursday, August 23, 2012
These are five postcards from the 1922 film Blood and Sand. I find postcards to be a great, reasonable collectible. Often original postcards from the 20's depict unique or rarely seen poses. I try to display as many postcards as I can in my Valentino office; however, my space is limited. Anyway, I digress, these postcards are not overly valuable but great additions to any collection.
Today marks the 86th anniversary of the death of Rudolph Valentino. He died on this day back in 1926. This is no new news to Valentino fans and collectors. I think it is strange to celebrate the day of someone's death, I look at it as a day or remembrance and reflection. Valentino has the longest running memorial service of any star in Hollywood. Today's will start, as it always has, at 12:10 Hollywood time, which is of course the time of his death. I am sure he would be amazed at the amount of followers and fans still exist today, 86 years later. The photo I am posting I found on a random website by an artist named Depo, it is a rendition of Valentino from The Young Rajah. Enjoy the day, watch a Valentino film, or buy yourself a new Valentino item.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
This is a Picture Show Magazine from the U.K. depicting Valentino and Bebe Daniels on the cover from the 1924 film, Monsieur Beaucaire. Valentino often graced the cover of this magazine. Just as in today's world, top stars on the cover attracts readers and fans to pick up the magazine, read it and buy it. Valentino was no exception, he was featured on thousands of magazine covers over the years. Picture Show magazines with Valentino on the cover, tend to be more desirable than most other Valentino magazines, with the exception of color covers such as Motion Picture or Screenland just to name a few. This is another great example of an original magazine from the 20's featuring Valentino.