About 25 years ago I met an old lady who had been a great fan of Rudolph Valentino. She had started her own fan club. She had a big folder of Valentino memorabilia and even had some pictures. She was selling it all and I could not afford many of the items. Although I wish I had bought a large poster of the "Son of the Sheik". I am sure that has a very special value today. But what I was able to get from her was a large folder of newspaper clippings and a few movie items. I am sometime going to put many of the Newspaper articles up. But there are so many of them. perhaps 150 of them ..Most dealing with his funeral. This woman also had a envelope marked Valentino questions and answers. It was questions that were put in the paper and then he or a press agent would answer them. She had saved all the answers. Maybe that would be an interesting post when I get all of these papers together. As I said it is a large mass of newspapers in fragile condition. But it will be on soon For now a few of the items that talk about his last movie which opened on Aug 30, 1926
I had not known where this folder was for a long time. in fact the last time I had looked at this was in the late 1990's. So today by chance I opened a packed box I had that I had not gone through in ages and I found the large folder. I will add more of this later.
I will have added a picture of some of the papers from this folder kept lovingly by a great fan of Rudy.