According to court documents the ongoing trial of Arthur Butler Graham vs. Rudolph Valentino continued for most of the year 1923. It’s a known fact that Rudolph Valentino had problems with paying his bills on time. Looks like the amount went up to $65,000 for services rendered when Arthur represented him in court during the Famous Players-Lasky suit
Viola Dane sacrificed her beautiful chestnut curls in the cause for art when she undertook the stellar role in Tile Microbe,” the appealing Metro drama picture by writer June Mathis from Henry Altimus’ Alnslee’s Magazine story in which the little star will be seen at the Hose theater today. Miss Dane’s ringlets were much in evidence in “Satan Junior” and “Blue Jeans,” but they had no place in ‘The Microbe” so Viola just made a little wry smile of regret and snipped them off. Some of the early incidents in her” newest photoplay called for Miss Dane to appear in Troy’s clothing, wearing a cap. Hence the bobbed hair. But the beauty of it is that the tiny star is even cuter, in the opinion of her director, Henry Otto, than she was when her curls fell over her shoulders.
The lawsuit which Theodore Kosloff, dancer, teacher brought against former student, Winifred de Wolfe for $2,037 has been discontinued at his own request. The money was claimed for lessons given in Russian dancing to Mrs. Kimball daughter who is at present appearing with Kosloff in one of his acts.
Although Rodolph Valentino, the handsome young actor who is appearing with Mae Murray In her starring vehicle. “The Delicious Little Devil,” at the State theater in the near future. Valentino was born in Taranto, Italy and he seldom displays that fiery temper which is accepted as characteristic of the Italian rare. But there is one sure way to rouse his ire, and that is by spelling his first name Rudolph instead of Rodolph. Valentino is the son of a captain In the Italian army, and he was himself attached to Italian flying corps, conducting experiments In hazardous air stunts at Mineola, and he naturally dislikes the Teutonic spelling of his given name. Valentino began his public career as an automobile racer in Italy, winning second honors in a race between Naples and Rome in 1908, at the age of sixteen. His first stage appearance in America was as a dancer in New York, and for two years he toured the country as Joan Sawyer’s dancing partner. He sang and danced in musical comedy for a season and rounded out his stage career by a veer with the Alcazar Stock Company in San Francisco. Universal Studio gave him his first opportunity in pictures. As the lover of Mae Murray in this picture he has one of the best roles of his screen career.
During the presentation of “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse at the Lyric Theater last week, many Stocktonlans recalled they had seen Valentino, who played the part of Julio, some place, some time. Mr. Valentino made a tremendous hit in “The Four Horsemen” and. according to Stocktonians who have verified their recollections. he danced at Tail’s in San Francisco about eight years ago. Following his successful engagement at Tail’s Cafe he joined Mrs. Irene Castle as a dancing partner, and it was while with her company that he developed those abilities which he expresses in part to distinguish his portrayal of the life of Julio. After a highly successful week at the Lyric, Theater “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” closed last evening.