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Jan 1923 – Good Luck Usually Makes The Star

No matter how talented a player is, it takes a little luck to bring big success to the door. Under favorable circumstances it is remarkable with what speed a hitherto obscure performer can be elevated to the top of the ladder.  One of the amazing peculiarities of the flicker world is that it takes only one successful production to raise a camera actor or actress from the lowest rungs of the ladder to the brightest heights. And once on the top it takes a long series of poor vehicles to shake em’ off the perch.  Look into the movie hall of records and what do we find?  Valentino, best example of all, played in several pictures without getting a ripple of interest, then suddenly had the break of luck to get in “The Four Horsemen” and become a sensation overnight.  Betty Compton, Pola Negri, Nita Naldi, May McAloy.  Many of the players have never lived up to the promise they gave in the photoplay which put them over the top, but they continue to reap the benefit of their ten-strike, nevertheless, verify there are many players being buffeted about from studio to studio grasping eagerly at small parts, who have the potentialities of being as great favourites as those now at the top if they could only make the connection with that big part in the right production.

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Jan 1924 – A Poet

Rudolph Valentino, the cinema actor, is a poet. He. is publishing a collection of short poems in a volume entitled ‘Day Dreams.’ If Valentino’s verses are as ‘soulful’ as he endeavours to mmake his acting at timcis, his feminine admirers will experience further emotional thrills.

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1952 – Adolph Zukor on Valentino

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1953 – Adolph Zukor on Natacha

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22 Jan 1926 – Freedom

Winifred Valentino has been granted a divorce from Rudolph Valentino. Crowds of girls fare-welled Rudolph Valentino the film actor. He had difficulty in making his way to his train. He declared he was upset by his wife’s divorce proceedings but was necessary for him to return to Hollywood. He had received thousands of letters from girls anxious in making his acquaintance, and in addition, many from titled women. It became necessary to veil his movements and he was often obliged to remain indoor.s

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1921 – Rudy at the Beach

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19 Jan 1923 – Rudolph Valentino Again in “Stolen Moments”

Once again, our favorite Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino and Marguerite Namara, the famous and brilliant young American beauty who has won fame and fortune in two worlds by the voice and dramatic ability, has forsaken the operatic stage to conquer the world of the movies. Miss Namara will be seen at the Star Court Theatre in her big production, ‘Stolen Moments,” with Rudolph Valentino, of “The Sheik” fame, to-night. The management, of the Star Court Theatre, after much negotiation, secured this famous picture for a limited engagement, and consider it one. Of the events of the season. The story of the photoplay is from the prolific pen of IT. Thompson Rich, who has written many of the most successful plays of the past few seasons. He was commissioned at a high price to supply Madame Namara’s first, film vehicle, “and if the metropolitan critic know what they are talking about, his work ranks high among his notable achievements as a writer. One of the features of the production are the gowns worn by Miss Namara, which were designed by the famous Chicot, of Paris, and imported.to America especially for use in “Stolen Momenta.” Good, clever comedies are to-day as rare as philanthropists, and in “Just Out of College,” a master picture also shown here tonight, a Beanford in the comedy line is presented. Clean, fascinating, and clever, it exudes the spirit of adventuresome youth, and builds up in climaxes that astound us with their uniqueness and complexity. The plot is based on love and pickles, so that sounds good enough, but the film will prove to be amusing and gripping as the best; you’ve ever seen.

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