Monday, May 6, 2013

Happy Birthday Rudy!

Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla was born 118 years ago today!  TCM played The Sheik and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse earlier today to celebrate Valentino's birthday.  Enjoy the rest of your day remembering Valentino.  I wanted to post some rare photos I recently came across from the Chicago Tribune Archives.  I wonder if the two with Valentino at the mic is from a radio broadcast?  I had never seen these before, enjoy!


  1. I am glad you posted these photos. I loved these photos that I had initally discovered doing research in the Chicago Tribunes website..

    Chris R.

    1. I love these as well. I have a few more to post. I am sure you have seen the rest of them on the site. I would love to have these actual photos!

  2. Those are thoroughly awesome, the first 3 I would guess are from the Mineralava tour, during which Rudy did take to the airwaves and decry his treatment by Famous Players Lasky, in such strong terms that the broadcasters were often compelled to cut the broadcast short (!), in the final one, the large irish wolfhound is Centaur Pendragon, so that would probably date from the time Rudy acquired that dog (not sure when off the top of my head) but I think after his separation from Natacha.

  3. Mary,
    Thanks for your input and expertise! I think your comments are all spot on. The mic photos with the Mineralava Tour make sense, if only any of those broadcasts were still around! I do have a few more of those photos to post. Thanks again for your comments.