Friday, May 27, 2016

Rudolph Valentino Auditions for Role in Broken Blossoms

This rare Valentino image was scanned from a vintage hand tinted photograph. I would say this photograph was taken when he was hoping to land the male lead opposite Lillian Gish in the 1919 film "Broken Blossoms"   

Unfortunately for Valentino the role went to actor Richard Barthelmess.  While Valentino never got to star opposite Lillian Gish, he did get the opportunity to work with her sister Dorothy Gish in "Nobody Home" that same year.

Lillian Gish & Richard Barthelmess 
in "Broken Blossoms"  1919

1 comment:

  1. Hello,
    I wonder if you have any image of Peggy Scott, I never could find one, just a few headlines and a great article from a friend of Rudy..