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Monthly Archives: December 2014
It is obvious who the answer is in the above clipping. This blog is a labor of love for me. It is wonderful to know that there are readers out there that enjoy the items posted here. As a researcher, who conducts research to find articles or items of interest on Rudolph Valentino it is interesting there is still so much more that is undiscovered about him which I will bring to you all in the coming year.
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Natacha Rambova ex-wife of the late film star Rudolph Valentino is sailing on the Italian Saturnia for the Mediterranean. IN recent years, she has played in vaudeville and has made a literary study, on the effect of color upon dispositions.
The Christmas holidays in the 1920’s were all about fun, friends, and family with none of the commercialism that exists today. Rudolph Valentino may have had his share of memorable Christmas’s but his last one on this earth was not spent with the one he truly wanted to be with and that was his wife Natacha Rambova who was in the process of divorcing him.
23 November 1925, Rudolph Valentino arrived in London to promote and attend the premiere of his movie “The Eagle” at the Marble Arch Pavilion. During his time in the city he stayed at the Hyde Park Hotel. Rudy’s last Christmas on earth was spent with the people that mattered most to him and that was with his sister Maria, Brother Alberto and his family. This was the first time in many years that the family was together. Brother Alberto was able to view firsthand the adoring crowds where people stopped traffic just for a glimpse of his famous brother. Although time spent together was special for the Guglielmi family Rudy sat down and as a family their futures were discussed. Dec 31st, Rudy traveled to Monte Carlo and spent New Year’s Eve with Mae Murray and good friend Manual Reachi, husband of former co-star Agnes Ayres. Rudolph Valentino celebrated the holidays as only he knew how. As the clock struck midnight and 1926 arrived Rudolph Valentino was still dealing with the ghosts of his Christmas past.
“Why sing of Joy if Joy is to be unheard. Why sing of Faith if Faith is to be barred. For all that is good is Forever alive, and all that is bad is dead before it is born”.
“In my country, young girls are so carefully guarded that a man is not free to speak to them of love except through the eyes, the expression of the face or some other form of subtle pantomime”..Rudolph Valentino
Rudolph Valentino was asked by our reporter what was his plans for Christmas. Mr. Valentino replied “I am leaving for Paris tomorrow evening and from Berlin expect to go to London to spend Christmas with relatives”.
Wooly mufflers according to Rudolph Valentino make very nice Christmas presents for a gent and a small diamond pendent makes a very nice Christmas gift for a lady.
“Once a gentleman always a gentleman, even though a husband. When a woman says she wants a career, it means that she wants independence. I think a man should be the master. Both can’t be independent. One must be master. It is alright to have the fifty fifty basis, but the woman must find out that she hasn’t any lap dog, or slave drive either. It must be a matter of give and take, but a woman will always respect a man more if she knows he is a man.” –Rudolph Valentino, 8 Nov 1925
The “Times” says that Pola Negri, the film star, has announced that she will marry Rudolph Valentino, after four months’ separation test, if their love remains the same. Pola Negrl declined to call the arrangement an ordinary engagement, because it “sounds like a business arrangement.”