Friday, August 23, 2013

87th Anniversary of Valentino's Passing

87 years ago today, Rudolph Valentino passed away in a New York hospital.  He was in New York promoting his latest film, The Son of the Sheik.  This film would go on to be a great success, quite possibly due to the  fact that it was his last film.  Valentino was hospitalized while in New York, many speculated it was a promotional ploy to draw attention to Valentino and his new film.  Unfortunately, this was not the case.  Valentino passed away at 12:10 on the afternoon of the 23rd at the age of 31.  The outcry from fellow actors and especially fans would spread worldwide.  Remember Valentino today, I will leave you with a one of his poems from Daydreams:  "Powerless"  When I see a look of sadness, In the eyes of You, Thoughts of grief akin to madness Surge my being through.  Am I then so weak and helpless, That I can not send Even shadowings of sorrows To their deserved end.


  1. So sad. His rosary is on eBay now. Did you see. Im debating on bidding $500 seems à bit steep for me.

    1. I did see that. Personal effects are so difficult to authenticate. I noticed someone did bid on them. Not too sure if it was you, good luck if it is!

    2. No that wasn't me. Im heading to Toronto to see my living celebrity crush. Rudy is still my number 1