Posts Tagged With: Rudolph Valentino

25 July 1927 – Memorial for Valentino

A Rudolph Valentino memorial service will be held in London tomorrow night in memory of the dead film star.  The service is sponsored by the Valentino Memorial Guild and the Valentino International Memorial Fund.  Women from all parts of England will come to London over the weekend to attend the service and pay homage to their favorite actor.

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11 Jul 1922

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1919 – Rudy in Palm Springs

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Rudolph Valentino in Palm Springs

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1920’s – Mitchells Dance Club, Paris France

 

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If one was rich, handsome, famous and traveling to Paris where would one go? Well the only area to see and be seen was Montmartre in Paris. Montmartre where no one gets up before seven or eight in the evening and nothing starts before midnight. This section of the city was a culture haven a crowd of artists, writers and musicians. Also, was steaming with nightlife and the common denominator was good jazz music, pretty girls, and great booze. One place was a favorite place of the rich and famous the Casino de Paris. This club would set the mold for Jazz performances in a decant scene of mingling. The first so-called “jazz” in Paris was Louis Mitchell’s Jazz Kings at Casino de Paris. A decent if antic drummer, Mitchell’s syncopated rhythms were the main attraction. A huge financial success, his salary of 7,000 francs per week was about 10 times that of a member of cabinet. But this was not enough so Louis Mitchell opened his own cabaret where famous musicians from America would frequently play a gathering for ex-pats from America. Mitchells was a favorite place of Rudolph Valentino who often came to participate in Charleston Contests or simply listen to Jazz. During visits to one of his favorite cities here he could relax and enjoy the finest of what life could offer. He befriended many of different cultures and backgrounds. To him it did not matter because life was to live and enjoy.

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27 Apr 1952

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1923 – The Happy Couple in Paris

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28 Feb 1923 – Curley to Manage Rudolph Valentino

It was announced today that Jack Curley, local wrestling promoter, would forego all activities in this line for the present, in order to chaperon Rudolph Valentino, the moving picture star, on a tour of this country.  The date for the start of the proposed tour was not mentioned.

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1 Jul 1956 – Opportunist Buys Chairs Used by Rudolph Valentino

An ice cream vendor stopped off at an auction of furnishings of the old Hollywood Hotel last week in Hollywood. First thing he knew he found himself paying $12 for two chairs once sat in by Rudolph Valentino.  Sentiment was all right, but he was not a man to overlook  a ready made opportunity.  “Okay if I sell a little ice cream” he asked the auctioneer.  It wasn’t long before he bought the chairs.

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26 Jul 1978 – Danced with Rudy

Ruth Williams, 82 a resident of Petaluma Convalescent Hospital recalls a moment in time that still brings a smile to her face today.  I met Rudolph Valentino when I was merely 16 she said and that was long before he made the movie that gained him stardom “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”. He wasn’t anything like the press agents in Hollywood made him out to be.  Why, he was very reserved almost shy in fact. But dance, why he could dance.

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