Friday, July 22, 2016

Valentino Memorial Service - 30 Day Countdown

It is 30 days until the 89th annual Valentino Memorial Service.  This historic, long-running event is the oldest annual event in Hollywood history.  This year will spotlight on the 90th anniversary of Rudolph Valentino's death.  Despite nine decades now past, the remembrance for this remarkable man never declines.  Over time, books, movies, fan magazines, Memorial Guilds, DVD's and TCM all related to Rudolph Valentino have all had a hand in keeping his memory not only alive, but burning brightly.

Now is your chance to be a part of the legacy. Please, join us at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on August 23, 2016 at 12:10pm admission and parking are free.

Our motto is, was, and continues to be: "We Never Forget"

Valentino Memorial Service - 30 Day Countdown

It is 30 days until the 89th annual Valentino Memorial Service.  This historic, long-running event is the oldest annual event in Hollywood history.  This year will spotlight on the 90th anniversary of Rudolph Valentino's death.  Despite nine decades now past, the remembrance for this remarkable man never declines.  Over time, books, movies, fan magazines, Memorial Guilds, DVD's and TCM all related to Rudolph Valentino have all had a hand in keeping his memory not only alive, but burning brightly.

Now is your chance to be a part of the legacy. Please, join us at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on August 23, 2016 at 12:10pm admission and parking are free.

Our motto is, was, and continues to be: "We Never Forget"

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Earliest Known Valentino Film Footage - "Patria" 1917 Serial

'Patria' a 1917 15 chapter serial featured Irene Castle and silent leading man Milton Sills.
Shot in and around New York Rudolph Valentino, was a 22 year old dancer at the time and worked as an extra.  Look at the below clip, in the exact middle and you'll see the earliest known footage of Rudolph Valentino


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While the majority of the 15 chapters do not exist, the surviving footage along with some extra materials have been wonderfully packaged by the Serial Squadron and can be reached by this link  http://www.serialsquadron.com/dvds/silent/patria/

Friday, June 24, 2016

Valentino Cigarettes - "Cigarettes Arab Style"

Here is a rare advertisement for a pack of Valentino cigarettes from Spain. The back of the package states that they are "Cigarettes Arab style" here is a partial translation of the ad:

VALENTINO
The Best Cigarettes
In The World

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summertime Rudy

As summer has arrived and we're feeling its presence, I thought it would be a refreshing idea to see Rudolph Valentino enjoying himself at the Santa Monica Pier and beach circa 1920  Even today crowds gather at this beach front to escape the summer heat.  Nothings changed in 96 years

Monday, June 13, 2016

Valentino Pomade

The image on the back of the pamphlet shows a jar of Valentino pomade.  I have yet to see a surviving jar of this surface. Just like the Mineralva bottles that have surfaced from time to time, I continue to hope one of these will do likewise.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Paramount Trade Ad for "Blood and Sand 1922

 
Here is a full page Paramount exhibitors ad to promote the 1922 Rudolph Valentino film "Blood and Sand"  Its a striking image with just a dash of usage of the color orange to bring your eyes to Valentino's image in the ad