Friday, May 16, 2014

A Sainted Devil Movie Poster

This is a rare variation of a Movie Poster from the lost 1924 film, A Sainted Devil.  I came across this image off a website a while back.  I found this example interesting because I had never seen this exact variation before.  I find the merchandise / promotional items for this film interesting, they all look like a cross between Blood and Sand and The Four Horsemen.  This is a wonderful vibrant example of a poster from the film.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Happy Birthday 119th Rudolph Valentino

119 years ago today Rudolph Valentino was born in Castellaneta Italy.  There is no need for me to go into a detailed biography, all of you have heard it and read it a million times.  One thing I would like to point out that many people forget is Valentino only appeared in starring roles from March of 1921 to August of 1926, so essentially 4.5 years.  He rose to stardom and had such a strong fanatical following in such a short period of time.  Now, 88 years after his death, with many of us, there is still a very strong following.  Every single time I have visited the mausoleum I have always seen fresh roses in the vases of his final resting place.  Enjoy the day, watch a Valentino movie, go through your collections, read a book, and remember Valentino!