1926 – Peddled Valentino “Life Book” Upon Arrival of Body on Coast

The body of Rudolph Valentino arrived here Monday from the East Coast and immediately taken to the Church of the Good Shepard, Beverly Hills in a special car. Coincident with the arrival of the body a paper-covered book of 133 pages entitled “The Romantic Life of Rudolph Valentino” published by a Hollywood Concern and retailing for 25 cents made its appearance all over town. In the presence of 500 who met the body when it was removed at a secret railroad crossing the books were peddled. The studios were practically inactive during the funeral services.

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