Posts Tagged With: Mrs. Rudolph Valentino

26 Jan 1926 – Natacha Rambova in Maryland

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14 Nov 1925 – Well Well

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28 Jan 1926 – Cynthia Grey Tells Why Marriage of Rudolph Valentino’s Failed.

Being a bred-in-the-bone feminist, I am sure glad to finally stumble across a story based upon an interview with Mrs. Rudolph Valentino that gives her a fair break. Somehow the picture of Winifred Hudnut Valentino as the old-fashioned typed Pekingese fondling female did not ring true. And her lord and masters outbreak anent his noble craving for home and fireside and kidlets sounds quite posey and stagey and as though fresh from the fertile brain of that unoriginal lot, press agents, rather than warm and quivering from his own sorrowing heart. But most of the remarks accredited to Mrs. Valentino sound true. Her dissertation on the folly of an American girl marrying a European husband sounds mighty sensible to me. “Foreign men have such different ideas of marriage from Americans. Boys in Europe are taught to consider themselves much more important than girls. These boys, brought up to consider themselves lords of creation, expect wives to be subordinate. A wife is someone to make him comfortable, minister to his wants, provide sympathy when he needs nothing, keep herself well in the background”. And we regard this especially worthy of thought as it comes from Mrs. Valentino’s ruby lips. “Now I don’t mind doing all this. It’s a pleasure to make one’s husband happy and comfortable when one loves him. But what wore me out was my foreign husband’s acceptance of all these things as though they were merely my duty, my day’s work, instead of a consideration for him and a matter of love”.   And, apropos of Rudy’s paternal manifestations readers may recall his heralded yearning for offspring with which his wife wouldn’t oblige the ex-wife fires one like this. “Rudy might like noiseless, dressed up children, but – “. And that unfinished sentence is only What Every Woman Knows. Then about the matter of Mrs. Valentino working. “I work because I was energetic. A man’s love doesn’t compensate for the boredom and depression of being a loafer. For a woman to give up all work just to devote herself to loving a man is a great mistake. Because only an egocentric wants a woman to devote her life to admiring him”. Well and ably spoken Winifred Hudnut Valentino or Natacha Rambova. We’re for you. You have a good head and said head has doped out a much better analysis of why your marriage failed than has either your erstwhile Rudy or his press agent.

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26 Feb 1926 – Natacha Rambova News Advertisement

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26 Jan 1926 -Give the Woman A Break

Being a bred in the bone feminist, I am sure glad to finally stumble across a story based on an interview with the former Mrs. Rudolph Valentino that gives her a fair break. Somehow the picture of Winifred Hudnut Valentino as the old stereo-typed Pekinese-fondling female did not ring true. And her lord and master’s outbreak anent his noble craving for home and fireside and children sounded quite posey and stagey and as though fresh from the fertile brain of that unoriginal lot, press agents, rather than warm and quivering from his own sorrowful heart. But most of the remarks accredited to Mrs. Valentino sound true. Her dissertation on the folly of an American girl marrying a European husband sounds mighty sensible to me. “Foreign men have such different ideas of marriage from Americans. Boys in Europe are taught to consider themselves much more important than girls. “These boys, brought up to consider themselves lords of creation, expect wives to be subordinate. A wife is someone to make him comfortable minister to his wants, provide sympathy when he needs it, and when he needs nothing, keep herself well into the background.” And we regard this especially worthy of thought, as it comes from the former Mrs. Valentino’s ruby lips. “Now I don’t mind doing all this, it’s a pleasure to make one’s husband happy and comfortable when one loves him. “But what wore me out was my foreign husband’s acceptance of all these things as though they were merely my duty, my day’s work instead of a consideration for him and a matter of love”. And apropos of Rudy’s paternal manifestations readers may recall his heralded yearning for offspring with which wifie wouldn’t oblige the ex-wife fires this one “Rudy might like noiseless, dressed-up children, but…” And that unfinished sentence is only What Every Woman Knows. Then about the matter of Mrs. Valentino working” “I worked because I was energetic”. “A man’s love doesn’t compensate for the boredom and depression of being a loafer”. “For a woman to give up all work just to devote herself to loving a man is a great mistake. Because only an egocentric wants a woman to devote her life to admiring him”. Well and ably spoken, Winifred Hudnut Valentino, or Natacha Rambova. “We’re for you! You have a good head, and said head has doped out a much better analysis of why your marriage failed than has either your erstwhile Rudy on his press agent.

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1925 – Rudy and Natacha

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In 1924, for Motion Picture Magazine Natacha Rambova poses for famed photographer Russell Ball.

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7 Jun 1966 – Estate Left By Valentino Ex-Wife

Natacha Rambova, second wife of Rudolph Valentino, has left an estate estimated at $368,000, of which $78.000 has been assigned to bequests to friends, relatives and employees. The will was filed Friday in Surrogate’s Court. Miss Rambova, an adopted daughter of cosmetics manufacturer Richard Hudnut, died in Pasadena, Calif.,

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1923 Potential Legal Problems for Valentino and New Bride?

A telegram received by Rudolph Valentino yesterday, informing him that an Assistant Attorney General of Indiana informally had expressed the belief that the marriage license obtained in Lake County by Valentino and Winifred Hudnut was illegal. A staff representative from the local newspaper succeeded last night in interviewing the couple, after a number of other newspaper men had been shooed away from Valentino’s private car that he is utilizing for traveling across country for the Mineralava Tour. We got the news by telegram on the train from Houston to New Orleans, the newspaper quoted Valentino as saying. “At first I thought it so idiotic a that I was going to ignore it but I’ve been getting angrier and angrier as I have thought more of it. They’d better watch out! They’re getting roar the dangerous mark in this persecution of my wife and me.” Valentino said he had placed the matter in the hands of his personal attorney, Arthur Butler Graham, of New York, in a long message sent before reaching New Orleans. ’They don’t want to think they can take a Charlie Chaplin or a Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks show out of Valentino exclaimed wrathfully. After going into details the obtaining of the license, Valentino declared one assistant district attorney and a lawyer told him the Indiana marriage was legal. Hey they ought to know their business, oughtn’t they?” he continued. “What are we going to do about it? Nothing. We are legally married. Some notoriety seeking fool bobbing up and saying were not legally married doesn’t make any difference according to the Lake County judges.

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