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The world of silent films is a fascinating place to explore. There is one actor who stands out the most and that is Rudolph Valentino. The words in this blog are copyrighted by law. Blog Email - allaboutrudolphvalentino@eclipso.eu For the record, I do not include references for most blog articles. All articles are written years in advance, and wordpress scheduler is my best friend. Please do not ask me to include them.

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20 Jun 1921 – Bonnie Glass Falls into New Fortune

One hundred years ago, Bonnie Glass the former dance partner of Rudolph Valentino will again linger in the lap of luxury for her artist husband recently declared bankrupt was paid $1,500.000 from the estate of his late grandfather.   She was engaged in the work of a cabaret dancer when she met and married her present husband at one time a wealthy portrait painter.  At one time he was worth $10,000.000.  Eventually he became penniless and Bonnie had to do without some of the luxuries she became accustomed too. Now once again wealthy she can afford to laugh at her enemies.

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1921 – Bebe Daniels Rest Stop

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Note the person in this picture has a similar hair style to Natacha Rambova’s who was considered to be a very stylish woman courtesy of Valentino’s money or lack thereof.

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7 Jun 1922 – Rudolph Valetino Released

Rudolph Valentino, the motion picture actor, who was charged with having committed bigamy, by marrying Winifred Hudnut, the daughter of a rich American perfumer, before his final divorce decree was granted from Jean Acker, another picture artist, who was his first wife, have been set free. The evidence was found to be insufficient.
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6 Jun 1922 – Girl Drops Her Knitting in Excitement Over Valentino

Rudolph Valentino “lover of the. screen,’’ shortly after 10 o’clock today pushed his way through crowds of women into the court of Justice J. Walter Hanby for his preliminary hearing on a charge of bigamy. Long before the handsome young Italian, actor, his dark eyes glowing his black hair slicked tightly to his head made his appearance, the courtroom was crowded chattering throng, largely composed of women from young high school girls to elderly matrons.  Valentino, dressed in immaculate black, with a few vigorous strides as though crossing the camera’s lens, entered the courtroom and slipped *into a chair. He appeared excited and ill at ease, looking at no one, and saying nothing as he did at his arraignment. He sat without smiling, chewing one finger of his right hand as he waited, attorneys, and film friends grouped about him, for the call of the bailiff. The courtroom hushed as Valentino entered and one girl dropped her knitting. Several consulted motion picture magazines, comparing the screen star with his pictures. Without moving from his place Valentino allowed several pictures to l) e taken by newspaper photographers. Deputy District Attorney J. D. Costello briefly outlined the case and called the first witness, Jean Acker, first wife of the defendant, to the stand. Valentino did not look at her, a vision in creamy silk, but the expression of his eyes seemed to say that his thoughts were a continent away with Winifred Hudnut, his exiled bride who has sought refuge with her stepfather, Richard Hudnut, in New York. Costello at once began the examination, and Miss Acker, answering in soft tones, told him she had been married to Valentino June 5, 1919, how they quarreled and separated, became reconcile 1 and quarreled again, and how she? sued for divorce. Papers to show an interlocutory decree of divorce had been granted March 4, 1922, were introduced. Spectators leaned forward to see when photographed copies of the marriage license of “Valentino and Winifred De Wolfe” was introduced as the first premise in the state’s effort to prove its bigamy charge. The record showed that the wedding was performed in Mexicali, Mex., May 13, 1922, by Civil Judge Tolentini Sandoval. At this point, the justice abruptly called the morning recess and the crowd surged round Valentino as he rose and shook hands with Miss Acker, conversing with animation for the first time.

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4 June 1920

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June 2021 – This Month on Patreon Frank E. Campbell/Funeral Home

For Patreon Supporters- This month as we approach the upcoming anniversary of Rudolph Valentino’s untimely passing, we will start out by delving into Frank E. Campbell and his NY Funeral home. 

For those wishing to become a supporter to this blog and view exclusive content here is the link  https://www.patreon.com/allaboutrudy Email allaboutrudolphvalentino@eclipso.eu Thank you for your support & See You Next Month. Dr. C.R.
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01 June 1924 – Another Battle of the Century, for a Famous Beauty’s Love

If Mr. Tex Rickard, internally known prize promoter were in the business of staging contests between champion lovers instead of boxing fights he would surely have combed Hollywood, California or Broadway, New York City as the two most likely stomping grounds for promising material.  And, inevitably his practiced eye would have hit on Lew Cody, Hollywood’s pet he-vamp, and Arthur Hammerstein, leading lothario of the great white way, to represent their proud and respective communities.  For each is a Dempsey among the “great lovers” and entitled to wear a championship belt.  The heart affairs of each make food for gossip and inspiration for song.  Each is known as a heady, shifty battler wise in the lore of the romance ring. Of course, Mr. Rickard, is not going to stage any such fantastic battle.  Nevertheless, it has just taken place in real life, under the canny direction of another master promoter, Dan Cupid, who has developed many champions in his time. It was fought across the continent during the last year, sometimes in Hollywood, sometimes in New York.  The prize was dainty, dimpled Dorothy Dalton, beauty of stage and screen and the outcome was in doubt for months. But just the other day, Dorothy Dalton herself raised Arthur Hammerstein’s hand aloft and proclaimed him winner!  Both were married in Chicago and scores of theatrical celebrities came to the wedding.  So Broadway, beat Hollywood in the prize love battle of the century.. The gossips can relax and say “well that’s settled”.

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1923 – Editor Gossips

Motion picture stars have written biographies since the beginning of the industry.  While Rudolph Valentino is not about to publish his he is about to publish a book of verse called “Reflections”. It is to be very attractively bound in Chinese Red and lettered in gold and black.  This editor has conveniently seen the dummies, and the contents poetry from his own pen; some of it written to various people and some of it various things.  We venture a prophecy the love lyrics of Rudolph Valentino will not be left on the shelves of local bookstops for long. heir sale will be tremendous and after all, what could be more fitting and proper than love versus from the pen of Valentino?

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