From Janet Hoffmann
Hollywood Hertiage Museum
May 11, 2011
Screenings of Blood and Sand (TV abridged version and Rudolph Valentino and His 88 American Beauties.
Rudolph Valentino was one of the most alluring, enigmatic and simply irresistible movie icons of all time. He continues to inspire generation after generation of moviegoers. The Hollywood Heritage Museum honors the immortal Rudolph Valentino with an evening of rare photographs, film and artifacts on display in our lobby.
In Rudolph Valentino, The Silent Idol: His Life in Photographs, author Donna Hill retells the story of Valentino’s life using a treasure trove or rare photographs. Hill will present a slide show of rare images from the book, including photographs excluded due to space requirements. Most of the images employed have not been seen since the 1920s; many have never been released publicly until now. Augmenting the evening is an exhibit of rare artifacts from the collection of Valentino collector Tracy Terhune.
Rudolph Valentino was more than the “sheik” of one of his most famous films. He was more than the legendary star who died at a tragically young age. For long-time fans as well as curious newcomers, these remarkable images – candid snapshots at home, traveling, on film sets – reveal the glamour and charm of the man who continues to beguile and inspire movie lovers to this day.
A widely recognized expert on the life and art of Rudolph Valentino, Donna Hill’s website “Falcon Lair” (www.rudolph-valentino.com) provides information and entertainment to Valentino fans worldwide. She resides in San Francisco, California.
Hollywood Heritage Museum in the Lasky De-Mille Barn, 2100 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, (across from the Hollywood Bowl)
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Admission Hollywood Heritage Members: $5.00; non-members $10.00
(Special thanks to Janet Hoffmann.)