If you notice the circle on this picture it shows Rudolph Valentino signing the hotel guest register on behalf of him and his wife. According to the L.A. Public Library he had to show proof of his marriage BEFORE he signed. Note the other famous guest names Viola Dana, Joseph Strauss, and others.
L.A. Public Library (2021).
Oh, how you girls love Rudolph! Out of the hundred odd eulogies crowding on my desk, this is a representative specimen, “I believe I have founded where Rudolph Valentino’s fascination rests ‘tis his adorable smile.’ With one or two exceptions, all film actor’s molar displays are so obviously just that minute made to order grin and remind one of a death’s head contained with Uriah Heep. Rudy on the other hand, makes his spontaneous really, he might have been one of Murillo’s models, its so half-lazy, sleepy pathetic, humorous, tolerant, varmint street araby, with just a suspicion of spiciness. In truth, it’s a human smile. I’m not given to hero worship mind you, but I do think Rudolph has supplied a long felt want how, I don’t quite know.
From Hercules, London
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