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20 Jun 1923 – Arthur Butler Graham vs. Rudolph Valentino

On 20 June 1923 , Arthur Butler Graham, Rudolph Valentino’s personal attorney who represented him during his lawsuit against Famous Players-Lasky. Sued his client in a New York Supreme Court in the amount of $48, 295 for legal services performed.abg1.PNGabg2.PNG

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Mar 1920 – Gloria Swanson Maybelline Star

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24 Jul 1950 – Film Director Dies

Rex Ingram, the film director and producer who was credited with the discovery of Rudolph Valentino, died last night. He was aged 58. Some of his best known films were “The Prisoner of Zenda,” “The Garden of Allah,” and “The Thief of Baghdad.
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Jul 1922 – A Hardy Soul Mate

Rudolph Valentino recently told a reporter that he wanted a soul mate. His former wife Jean Acker, suing for separation and claiming that Rudy knocked her down, used her perfume and performed other acts of violence, came forth with the declaration that she was his soul mate only he didn’t realize it.  After embarassing himself with all sorts of allegations in the court-room, she declared she adored him! Just a woman’s sweet way, I suppose. Well by the time the judge has granted a separation of divorce or other nominal severance, but take from Jean their souls go marching on.

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19 Jul 1921 – Film Folks Make Plea in Church for Tolerance

Asking for tolerance of a growing industry, and for aid rather than discouragement in a fight to raise the standard of motion pictures, half a dozen prominent figures in the film world addresses a large audience last night at Immanuel Presbyterian church hero. “We ask that intelligent censorship only be permitted,” declared Charles F. Eyton. general manager of the Famous Players-Lasky corporation. “Censorship in the hands of fanatics will ruin the movie industry.” Other speakers included Reginald Barker, Bert Lytell, Kathleen Williams, June Mathis and Rev. Dr. C. B. Winbigler.

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Jan 1914

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8 Jul 1939

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Apr 1927

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Jan 1919 – Dorothy Dalton Article

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1925 – Caballero Jerezano

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In 1925, Federico Beltrán-Masses painted Rudolph Valentino as a “Caballero Jerezano” a gentleman from Jerez in the Spanish region of Andalusia.  In 1926, the portrait received numerous press mentions exhibited at the Stendhal Art Galleries at Los Angeles’s Ambassador Hotel. The painting became apart of Valentino’s massive art collection and displayed with pride at his residence Falcon Lair.  At his estate sale, this painting was purchased by a Rambova relative. In 1951, his former mother-in law donated this painting to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

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1918 – Carmel Myers

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30 June 1926 – Engagement Announced

Madame Eleanore Chalupec/ the mother of Miss Pola Negri the film actress, has announced the engagement of her daughter to Mr. Rudolph Valentino, the actor. They expect to be married in Paris next April.
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