Sunday, March 8, 2015

Photos of Valentino from The Eagle

These are five photos from the 1925 film, The Eagle.  Even though this was a period film, it had a very modern feel to it.  For me, it seemed to showcase what moviegoers had to look forward to with the upcoming talkies.  It seemed to be a film showcased on a grand scale, with Valentino carrying the film with a great cast including Vilma Banky, Louise Dresser, and Albert Conti.  This would have been the type of film I could have imagined Valentino starring in as a talkie.  One where he, as the lead, would have to pull off an accent.  This was released just 9 months before his death and 11 months before The Jazz Singer.  I still feel Valentino would have made it in the talkies.  I often think about a comparison from this to Elvis making it in the 80's.  Even though Elvis was older, I find it interesting to think about and compare the two.  The 80's, introduced MTV in the music world, imagine Elvis making videos for MTV.  Anyway, I digress, I am a big fan of both and think they would have made it in the next step of technology/advancements in their fields.

Danish Movie Herald from Monsieur Beaucaire

This is a Danish Movie Herald from Monsieur Beaucaire from 1924.  This is a wonderful colorized photo of Valentino from the film.  Once again, the overseas variation offers a wonderful, unique color photo of Valentino from the film.  You do not often see many of these overseas heralds, they are fairly rare and desirable, if not for the rarity, for the unique covers.