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Valentino, Rudolph 1895-1926

Overview
Works: 407 works in 980 publications in 7 languages and 12,653 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Biography  Romance films  Action and adventure films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Short films  War films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Singer, Costume designer, Contributor, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Rudolph Valentino
 
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Most widely held works by Rudolph Valentino
The Sheik ; Son of the Sheik by Film Preservation Associates( Visual )

47 editions published between 1921 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women fainted in the aisles when The Sheik was released in 1921. The titled Lady Diana Mayo (Agnes Ayres) is carried into the desert by an Arab chieftain, Ahmed Ben Hassan (Valentino), who takes one look at her and wants her, right then and there. Filmed on the heels of women's suffrage, Lady Diana was presented as a strong-willed and intelligent character, but as for Ahmed -- nobody had seen anything like Valentino's natural sex appeal on the screen before. His charismatic presence electrified audiences; his Sheik symbolized the forbidden allure of the exotic and forever secured Valentino's place in screen legend. From the lavish dressing of this production, Arabian wall tapestries, tunics, cassocks and garish jewelry became a fad in decoration and attire. Paramount hustled its new sensation from one uninspired vehicle to another, and Valentino, by all accounts an intelligent and considerate person, finally expressed his displeasure by taking leave of the studio. Legally blocked by Paramount from making films for others, he and his wife, Natacha Rambova, embarked on a national dance tour sponsored by a beauty aid called Mineralava. It culminated in a beauty contest judged by Valentino. A newsreel of this event is included on this DVD; it gave Valentino-hungry audiences another glimpse of their idol. The Son of the Sheik, a sequel to The Sheik, was designed to revive Valentino's career. As both parent and son, Rudy has two virile leading parts, showing how a son of the desert inherited the passions of the father. Although the production is on a modest scale compared to the original Sheik, Valentino's performance is far more accomplished, and there's a tongue-in-cheek quality which gives The Son a certain magic even today. Young Ahmed falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl (Vilma Banky), but he is captured and tortured by bandits. Believing Yasmin to be responsible, he escapes and plans his own form of revenge, although true love, of course, finally prevails. In New York for the premiere of The Son of the Sheik, Valentino collapsed and died eight days later at the age of 31. The public hysteria surrounding his funeral is documented in the original Pathé newsreel, which rounds out this extraordinary DVD. - Container
Blood & sand by Fred Niblo( Visual )

70 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic tragedy about the rise and fall of a matador. Juan Gallardo, Spain's most idolized matador, returns to his home town and meets his childhood sweetheart, Carmen
Camille by George Cukor( Visual )

10 editions published between 1936 and 2009 in English and German and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Life in 1847 Paris is as spirited as champagne and as unforgiving as the gray morning after. In gambling dens and lavish soirees, men of means exert their wills and women turned courtesans exult in pleasure. One such woman is Marguerite Gautier (Greta Garbo), the Camille of this sumptuous romance tale based on the enduring Alexandre Dumas story. Garbo's aloof mystique and alabaster beauty illuminate this George Cukor-directed film featuring what many call her finest performance. Her Camille is a movie paragon of true love found (in suitor Armand Duval, memorably played by Robert Taylor), then sacrificed for a greater good. Garbo earned an Academy Award nomination and the New York Film Critics Best Actress Award for her memorable work."--Container
The son of the sheik by Geo Fitzmaurice( Visual )

46 editions published between 1926 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of a sheik is lured into a thieves' trap by a beautiful girl. When he escapes, he kidnaps the girl, they fall in love, and ride off into the sunset together
Beyond the rocks by Sam Wood( Visual )

14 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman is tricked into an arranged marriage with an older millionaire by her female relatives, and then falls in love with a handsome nobleman as she honeymoons in the Alps and Paris. Discovering that his wife loves another, the husband rushes off to the Sahara. In 2003, Beyond the rocks was rediscovered at the Nederlands Filmmuseum, after being considered lost for decades. The nitrite print was virtually complete, and had Dutch intertitles. It was restored, a new score was composed and new English intertitles added, based on the original continuity script
The Conquering Power( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This famous silent film is a fine adaptation of one of Balzac's most famous novels, Eugénie Grandet. It tells the story of a young man named Charles Grandet who is sent to live with his evil and miserly uncle Pere. Charles falls in love with Pere's daughter Eugénie, but Pere is determined to keep them apart
The Eagle by Clarence Brown( Visual )

42 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in English and Multiple languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romance-adventure of Old Russia. A young Russian lieutenant spurns the advances of the cizarina Catherine the Great. His father dies after an evil neighbor steals his estate. The lieutenant becomes the Black Eagle and leads a band of outlaws to fight for the rights for the poor
The four horsemen of the Apocalypse by Rex Ingram( Visual )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partly set in Argentina, partly in France this anti-German story describes the horrors of WW I as the background for a tragic story of illicit love. It was Rex Ingram's first truly successful movie and established Valentino as a star
Cobra by Joseph Henabery( Visual )

24 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story shows there are times when friendship means more to a man than love. Beleaguered by women in his native land, Rodrigo Torriani, an Italian count, travels to New York to work in the antique business. He is soon embroiled in a whole new series of romantic entanglements
A society sensation( Visual )

2 editions published between 1918 and 2007 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This silent film drama, directed by Paul Powell, features Carmel Myers, Rudolph Valentino, and Lydia Yeamans Titus
Stolen moments : a South American love romance( Visual )

2 editions published between 1920 and 2006 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This silent film, directed by James Vincent and featuring Rudolph Valentino, Marguerite Namara, and Albert L. Barrett, is about blackmail and romantic intrigue
The young rajah( Visual )

3 editions published in 1922 in Undetermined and English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the throne of Maharajah Sidir Singh of Dagmahar is overthrown, and the Maharajah himself is mortally wounded, his trusted military lead General Gadi runs to the aide of Sidir's only son, the Young Rajah. Through the efforts of General Gadi and Singh's closest friend Morton Judd, Judd makes arrangements to see the Young Rajah safely transported to the United States under the protection and care of his brother Joshua. Joshua Judd raises the boy as his own, adopted under the new identity of Amos Judd. As the years roll on, Amos leads a life far removed from his cultural roots of India and largely unaware of his royal lineage. One day the usurper, Ali Kahn, is informed that the son of the Maharajah still lives. He supports his military leader to assemble trusted men to locate Amos and carry out his destruction, unless those devoted to the slain Maharajah are able to thwart the attack, and bring the Young Rajah home to restore peace to his oppressed citizens
Moran of the Lady Letty( Visual )

6 editions published between 1922 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moran of the Lady Letty is based on the novel by Frank Norris. Moran casts Valentino as Ramon Laredo, a pampered aristocrat who is shanghaied in contemporary San Francisco by Captain Kitchell (Walter Long), the brutal commander of a smuggling schooner bound for Mexico. The Moran of the title is a beautiful young woman (top-billed Dorothy Dalton) who is as good a sailor as any man; the Lady Letty is her ship, which is taken over by Kitchell and his men. Ramon, naturally, has fallen for Moran (her name is even an anagram of his), and defends her honor in a brawling showdown with the lustful captain
The married virgin( Visual )

7 editions published between 1918 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The featured attraction stars Rudolph Valentino as a villainous count who seduces a wealthy businessman's wife, tries to extort blackmail from her husband and agrees to stay silent in return for the hand in marriage of the couple's daughter. Features an excerpt from "Eyes of youth," in which Valentino plays a gigolo. The role led to his being cast in "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse." Includes the Pathe newsreel describing Valentino's death
Valentino( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital reconstructions of Rudolph Valentino films The Young Rajah and Stolent moments from existing footage, restored intertitles of Moran of the Lady Letty, extensive bonus short films, audio recordings of songs about Valentino's death, previously unpublished photos, promotional materials, production photos, biographical information on Valentino and his associates
Day dreams by Rudolph Valentino( Book )

12 editions published between 1923 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swanson & Valentino by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two great stars personified Hollywood: Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino. She sacrificed everything for stardom. He did nothing to seek the adoration which ultimately engulfed him. Swanson recalls her meteoric rise--and fall--with remarkable candor. Valentino's brother helps tell the story of the young Italian who became the silver screen's Great Lover--but whose private life failed to match his public image
History speaks by James J Corbett( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with historical narrative, hear rare recordings of some of the most famous people from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This volume includes: James J. Corbett, Sarah Bernhardt, Lillian Russell, Emperor Franz Joseph, Gen. John J. Pershing, Edward H. Sothern, Rudolph Valentino, President Coolidge with Charles Lindbergh, Billy Sunday, and Rudyard Kipling
Hollywood sings : twenty all-singing, all-dancing hits by the stars of the silver screen( Recording )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rudolph Valentino collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of five classic silent feature films starring Rudolph Valentino
 
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Swanson & Valentino
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The EagleSwanson & ValentinoMadam Valentino : the many lives of Natacha RambovaValentino : the first superstarValentino : a dream of desireThe Valentino mystique : the death and afterlife of the silent film idol
Alternative Names
D'Antonguolla, Rodolfo

Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla, Rodolfo Alfonzo Raffaello Pierre Filibert

Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla, Rodolfo Alfonzo Raffaello Pierre Filibert 1895-1926

Guglielmi, Rodolfo

Guglielmi Rodolfo 1895-1926

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