Madam Valentino: the many lives of Natacha Rambova

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Abbeville Press, Oct 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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The biography of a fascinating woman--a designer, playwright, actress, and spiritualist--thestory of Winifred Shaughnessy, known to the world as Natacha Ra mbova, unfolds as a riveting tale of art, sex, and money. The daughter of a Utah federal marshall, she acquired a job as set and costume designer working on the films of her lover, and soon husband, Rudolph Valentino. Splendid vintage photos enhance this remarkable biography. 165 duotones. 15 full-color illustrations.

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MADAM VALENTINO: The Many Lives of Natacha Rambova

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Well-done life of Rudolph Valentino's wife, a woman of boundless gifts, by art historian Morris (St. Mary's College). With a keenly written text and 150 duotones (not seen), and considering Natacha ... Read full review

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User Review  - DameMuriel - LibraryThing

Great biography with great pictures of Rudy and Natacha. Out of print. Lovely binding. Lots of pictures of Natacha's adventures in set design and risqué photos of Rudy in various stages of undress. Lots of post-Rudy biographical information as well. Read full review


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Michael Morris and Dick Pirozzolo have more than fifty years of combined experience working in and around the home-building industry, much of it in timberframe construction. Morris has written for "Field & Stream, Popular Science," and "Builder." Pirozzolo has written for "Timberframe Illustrated "and" Country's Best Log Homes." They are also the coauthors of "The Timberframe Plan Book." They live in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

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