10 May 1923 – Broke Star wouldn’t donate

According to a Waterbury newspaper, no star of the screen ever received the panning and knocks that were handed out last week, following the appearance of Rodolph Valentino, and, in fact before he had left town after his engagement with his Mineralava Dance Tour. The kicks at the Sheik are due to his refusal to contribute to a fund being raised by Waterbury post of the American Legion, saying that he was “up against it financially” and declined to contribute or sign a pledge card and was reported as not being in the position to do so and with refusing to give the sum of $1. It was understood that he received $1,000 for his engagement—appearing less than a half hour in his dancing act with his wife. AA very patriotic person indeed that is more concerned with what is in his pocket than his fellow man.

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