13 Sep 1926 – Conspiracy Theory

Saw Barclay Warburton, Jr. whose name would mean nothing to you had he not been the host of the party whereat Rudolph Valentino felt ill.. And since young Warburton himself went to the hospital soon thereafter, there was much loud whispering in a New York Tabloid concerning bad liquor. Concerning which I know naught but rumor…I think

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1984 – Vilma Banky

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05 Jun 1922 – Nazimova Not Fugitive

Silent Film Actress Nazimova denied today she was a fugitive from California where she was wanted as a state witness in the trial of Rudolph Valentino who was charged with bigamy.  The actress was enroute to New York, said she had not tried to evade service of subpoena in Los Angeles.  “I delayed my trip by two weeks in order to give authorities a chance to serve me she said, then I left”.   Nazimova accompanied Valentino to Mexicali where he married Winifred Hudnut.

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7 Jun 1925 – Concerned

No Dear Reader, Clara Bow is not making faces at Mrs. Rudolph Valentino next door. Miss Bow was busy working at FBO and merely pouted a bit when asked to pose. But when she saw it, she exclaimed “Isn’t that too cute for words” Not the puckering lips and bohemian bob. Delightful

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5 May 1923 – Mineralava Contest Fitchburg, MA

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7 May 1926 – How Rudy Celebrated His Birthday

A dinner at the home of Pola Negri, in Beverly Hills, was held in honor of Rudolph Valentino’s birthday. On being questioned as to what birthday it would be Rudy sagely remarked that he would be just one year older than he was last year, and it is not a matter to be laughed about. Pola has not yet left for that love test separation, her last reason being that the rate of exchange abroad, or her health, or the health of Madame Eleanora Chalupez, Pola’s mother had suddenly determined the actress to cancel her sailing arrangements a week ago. Rudy meanwhile, is staying up nights reading stories to find one for his next picture. He is considering a Spanish story.

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Falcon Lair Furniture – 19th Century Italian Iron & Bronze Items Adirons

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Falcon Lair Furniture

Iron & Bronze settee designed in hammered iron with RV initials. This exquisite piece belonged to Rudolph Valentino. Upon his death, it was  owned by Doris Duke, and then purchased by Rock Hudson’s designer for the late actor’s home.

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2 May 1919

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