On 2 Feb 1854, Stephen Henry Horgan, was born in Norfolk, Virginia. In 1880, Horgan a photographer invented a process of reproducing the tones of a photograph by means of dotted or checkered spots. During the 1920’s, Stephen Henry Horgan, worked as a recording secretary, American Institute of Graphic Arts and during this time AIGA had great success in sending pictures over the wire. Horgan an inventor had an idea of transforming black and white pictures into color over the wire. In July 1924, Horgan made history, he took a portrait of Rudolph Valentino in costume as Monsieur Beaucaire used a process with three plate developed and inked in three separate colors blue, yellow, red and printed one on top of the other. The result was a color version sent by American Telephone & Telegraph Company wire from Chicago to New York. For this remarkable achievement Horgan received the AIGA medal which is presented to individuals in recognition of their exceptional achievement. Horgan was a pioneer in the field of photomechanical reproduction and was connected in various capacities with many printing, publishing, and engraving concerns. In 1934, Horgan a widower of 14 years, married his long-time secretary, Della Van Houten, 74 years old at St Anne’s Catholic Church, Nyack, New York. On 30 Aug 1941, Horgan died at age 87 and is buried in Nyack, New York.
I’ve been an avid reader of your magazine for some years and have found everything it has contained of great interest as well as a help to movie fans. I know how very nice it is to read about your favorite and in my case it is Mr. Rudolph Valentino and the paragraphs below will tell you why:
I first had the opportunity of seeing Mr. Valentino in “Passions Playground” and in this movie he had a small role that he played very well. Also, seen two other motion pictures and he left me as being a very capable actor and when I heard he was going to play the screen version of “The Four Horsemen” I was very happy indeed and he would make this role and picture and success. I now understand he is playing Armond in Camille and I know he will take his place among the leading men of the silver screen. Valentino is a very diplomatic Italian youth and I hope very soon that he will become more popular, Everyone I know seems to like him, and I hope he will gain a good many more admires in the future.
Lillia N. New York City, NY
At the Biltmore Hotel, Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph Valentino entertained a table of guests in honor of the Spanish painter Federico Beltran-Masses. The table guests included Mr. & Mrs. Charles Chaplain, Marion Davies, Elinor Glyn and others. Charlie Chaplain seemed to do a great deal of dancing and seemed to favor Marion Davies as a partner versus his wife Lita Grey. Mrs. Valentino wore the ever present turban which has given rise to speculation amongst the Hollywood wags as to whether she sleeps in one. This time it was of white satin. A peach satin gown with straps covered in pearls girdled at the hips with large pearl hearts, below which the skirt flared to a wide pearl encircled hem. Her heavy long brown hair was word in braided bosses over her ears. Ah only in NYC Darlings.
Studios have tried and failed to find a successor to Rudolph Valentino.
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.