About This Blog

This blog is a startling discovery featuring vintage newspaper articles, pictures, and quotes of silent film actor Rudolph Valentino a man who is so much more than what people knew of him.

“In the beginning all the fuss and furor, especially the morning sadden me. But later I realized they were snatching not at me but at their dreams.” Rudolph Valentino at the Premiere of the Eagle


11 thoughts on “About This Blog

  1. Michael Morris

    Interesting material you have presented here on Natacha Rambova.
    Michael Morris (her biographer)

    • Thank you Mr. Morris. BTW I loved your book on her…

      • Michael Morris

        I loved that photo you had of her on a dig. That looks like an early expedition, possibly in the 1930s? Also, where did you get that lovely quote from her about her dream of having a library dedicated to religious symbolism? You are right, there are many things yet to be discovered about that fabulous lady and your attention to her was well crafted. I am soon to come out with another book, a compendium of Rambova material that I was not able to publish in my biography of her back in 1991.
        All best wishes,
        Michael Morris

    • Randy Karnes

      Mr. Morris, I LOVE your book about Natacha! I have read and reread it literally scores of times! Thank you for this masterpiece, a great source of information on the silent era of Hollywood.

  2. Mr. Morris the photo about Natacha actually came from a google search and the quote was from an old article that I found. I think Natacha was so well ahead of her time and really admire her. I cannot wait for your book to come out because I will definitely be buying it.. Again, thank you for taking the time to write and I really am a fan of yours…

  3. Emma P.

    Great, informative and detailed blog. Thanks a lot!

  4. Beautiful blog.

  5. Mike

    The vintage newspaper articles show different angles on Rudys life I never knew before.Informative I truly enjoy when new articles are posted. Keep up the good work…

  6. My mother and father knew George B. Wehner well. In fact, they met at a seance at Wehner’s house in February 1941. My father was living in Wehner’s house at the time, employed as the orchestrator of his upcoming Piano concerto, which was premiered in August of the same year. I found your summary of his life very helpful.

  7. Susanna

    LOVE reading all of the interesting articles and pictures you post here on Rudolph Valentino. There are very few sites out there for a fan to go. I am so glad this blog is here!

  8. Thank you for your dedication and consistent posting to this blog. I just discovered Valentino as part of the family history project where I am learning what it meant to be an Italian immigrant and an Italian-American during the early 20th century. Rudy’s experiences were very typical of the fear and misunderstanding caused by the great wave of immigrants from Southern Italy beginning in the late 19th century. Thanks to the large collection of news articles you have curated, I now can see that even at the higher levels of society some of his peers and the press were just as prejudiced. You have created a valuable resource and I encourage you to continue your work.

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