Monthly Archives: Feb 2023
28 Feb 1923 – Mineralava Contest Announcement
23 Feb 1923
1935 – Couple pose with Valentino Picture
Marchen Jorgensen and Rudolph Steinbock pose with a painting of actor Rudolph Valentino.
18 Feb 2023 – 27th ADG Awards, Los Angeles, CA
On 18 Feb, I virtually attended the 27th annual ADG Awards, Los Angeles, CA. The highlight of the evenings award event was the induction of artistic production designer Natacha Rambova into the ADG Hall of Fame. It’s not everyday, one sees an image or career highlights of a prominent artistic professional of the silent film era on the modern screen. I wonder how many in the audience, know of who she is or understand the importance of her contribution to the movie industry. The President of the ADG talked about the importance of Art Designers and were the heart of the movie making process. He indicated by inducting Natacha into the Hall of Fame her legacy of work will be celebrated and continue to inspire for years to come. When it came time, there was a montage of her life’s work on the screen and there was NO applause from the audience. That’s right, no one in the audience understood or had a clue of who she was or what was the silent film era. Why are audience members there who work in the industry who have no of the early history. It’s this authors opinion, Natacha Rambova finally received the official recognition she deserved. However, I was disappointed by the apparent lack of empathy by audience members towards acknowledging Natacha.
Rudolph Valentino was asked to define his ideal girl and the man whose portrait adors a million dressing tables, whose image trills a million hearts, Valentino says she must have:
“A little bit of beauty” “A little bit of brains” “A dash of physical attraction” “A little bit of character”
8 Feb 1957 – Famed Photographer
Famed photographer Emil Minette is the photographer who climbed into an empty casket to pose as the dead Rudolph Valentino when the movie favourite of the silent film screen died. The picture made front page news in major newspapers around the world and is still hailed as one of the more enterprising albeit phony stunts of the zany period in American History.
4 Feb 1923 – What do you think?
Why aren’t fans more enthusiastic about Rudolph Valentino? One only needs to see his movie “The Four Horsemen” to establish him as America’s first favourite. The women adore him, and men want to emulate and learn about love from him. In “The Four Horsemen” he stood out a rare magnetic personality. I am no silly flapper, but I consider him a very sincere, intelligent young actor. He is ‘different’ has subtlety and appeals to the imagination. We’re tired of everlasting sons of the soil registering nobility in every close-up. Rudolph is the personification of a romance longed for and thought dead. It is that delicious bit of devilry that is one of his biggest charms.
1923 – Mineralava Tour Announcement -Valentino New Mineralava Manager
1 Feb 1926 – Chicago Radio Interview
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