Rudolph Valentino, the Silent Idol: His Life in Photographs

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Blurb Incorporated, 2010 - Motion picture actors and actresses - 224 pages
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One of the most alluring, enigmatic, and simply irresistible movie icons of all time, Rudolph Valentino continues to inspire generation after generation of moviegoers. In Rudolph Valentino, The Silent Idol: His Life and Films in Photographs, author Donna Hill retells the story of Valentino?s life using a treasure trove of rare photographs. Drawn from the author?s extensive collection and those of generous fellow collectors and archives, most of the images in this volume have not been seen since the 1920s; many have never been released publicly until now. Rudolph Valentino was more than the ?sheik? of one of his most famous films. He was more than the legendary star who died at a tragically young age. For long-time fans as well as curious newcomers, these remarkable images?candid snapshots at home, traveling, on film sets?reveal the glamour and charm of the man who continues to beguile and inspire movie lovers to this day.

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An absolutely beautiful book! Even the most casual fan of silent film, Valentino, or history cannot help but appreciate the unique photos and commentary that Ms. Hill has assembled. I cannot recomment this lovely book enough! Read full review

About the author (2010)

Donna L. Hill owns an extensive collection of motion picture ephemera and photographs. Her web site, Falcon Lair,, provides information and entertainment to Valentino fans worldwide. The author works in the field of Intellectual Property by day and is a movie buff at heart. She lives in San Francisco, California.

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