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Dec 1923

Dec 1923

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“When asked why she married Valentino, she replied, “It was simply a case of California, the glamour of the Southern moonlight and the fascinating love-making of the man.”–Jean Acker, Former Wife of Rudolph Valentino

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Rudolph Valentino Filming his wife

Rudolph Valentino Filming his wife

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27 Aug 1930 – Rudolph Valentino owed some money

A minor Hollywood sensation has been caused by the suit which Alberto Guglielmi and Maria Strade brother and sister of the late Rudolph Valentino have filed against George Ullman. They charge Ullman with mismanagement of the estate and diverting large sums of money for his own use.  Ullman, in the answer he has filed to the charges, says that, far from mismanaging the estate, he found it in a debt-ridden condition and spent years ironing it out. It was Valentino who wrecked his own estate, Ullman claims, for he died leaving debits of over $60,000 into a surplus of $100,000 to be distributed among the heirs. A court hearing will take place at the end of this month, and a decision reached as is whether Ullman shall be permitted to continue as manager and executor of the estate.

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Over Forties say star of silent film star Valentino still “sends them”

Thousands of Eastern States women of all ages took time off this week to see a short film of the screen’s greatest Latin lover Rudolph Valentino. White –haired Mrs. Fleur, 71 of Panania, was one of those who went to see “The Story of Rudolph Valentino” a 12 minute feature. “I saw him in the old days and I would like to see more of him” she said. “He was a real sheik. He got me in. Clark Gable maybe all right, but he’d never match Valentino.” One sighing woman, aged about 40, said: “When I saw him years ago I said, ‘What a man’ I still say. Matronly women who went to see the film seemed to still revere the (to them) passionate, overpowering Valentino. But many would not have known him in the ‘flapper* era denied having seen him before. And, now, the views of the present-day girl: Usherette Beverleigh Ralion 17, who has seen the film several times, said “I think he is nice. But we did not see enough of him really.” Eighteen year old Pay Cleary, who has seen Valentino films before, said: “I think Rudolph is lovely. I want to see him again. Her young escort, who took a day off from work specially: to see Valentino, said: “I think Valentino is very good. He was beautifully built.”

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5 Apr 1932 – Raid on Valentino Tomb

Ghouls, It Is suspected, have planned to steal the body of Rudolph Valentino for commercial reasons. Five men were recently discovered by a florist attempting to break into the crypt containing the embalmed body of the famous film star, says the Hollywood correspondent or the London “Daily Express.” Death has failed to free Rudolph Valentino from his admirers. Men and women have chipped pieces from! the vault In which his body lira. A marble pedestal has been broken and its chip cold as “Valentino Souvenir.” Visitors to the Cemetery have been restrained from crawling through the stained-glass window two feet from the crypt. And a woman living in the heart of United States recently divorced her husband because he would not let her live near the Valentino Mausoleum.

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