1 Jul 1956 – Opportunist Buys Chairs Used by Rudolph Valentino

An ice cream vendor stopped off at an auction of furnishings of the old Hollywood Hotel last week in Hollywood. First thing he knew he found himself paying $12 for two chairs once sat in by Rudolph Valentino.  Sentiment was all right, but he was not a man to overlook  a ready made opportunity.  “Okay if I sell a little ice cream” he asked the auctioneer.  It wasn’t long before he bought the chairs.

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