31 Jan 1923 Poison Pens drive Jean Acker to Bed

Mrs. Rudolph Valentino “No.1” known on the screen as Jean Acker, who went into vaudeville two weeks ago in a sketch depicting “how she won the shriek” is in bed today under the care of a trained nurse. And all, it is said, because of the barrage of threatening letters from women movie fans who are jealous of her using the Sheik’s last name. Last week, Mrs. Valentino “No 1” appealed to Albert Darling, manager of the theater at which she was playing for protection against the flood of “poison pen” notes and stage door jeering’s. She said she was convinced sympathizers of Valentino were conspiring to drive her from the stage.

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