Upon his arrival in Hollywood, a large event to welcome him as well as hear his remarks was held at the Hollywood Bowl. All studios mandated that their stable of stars attend and support this event. Rudolph Valentino was no exception and this rare photograph shows him shaking hands with Will Hays at the event.
The Hollywood Bowl did not have the shell dome as yet, that didn't come into being until late 1926. Here are a couple of early shots of the Bowl to show you what it looked like at that time.
Valentino shakes hands with Will Hays at the Hollywood Bowl
Press snipe on back of photo
Hollywood Bowl circa 1926
Hollywood Bowl Circa1927