Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Rudolph Valentino material
226  
View entire collection guide What's This?
no PDF HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
The Rudolph Valentino material spans the years 1914-1926 and encompasses 5 linear feet. The collection consists of items purchased at the 1926 auction of the estate of Rudolph Valentino, along with the auction catalog. There are 49 leather-bound volumes of "The Harvard Classics," an anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot. Each volume bears Rudolph Valentino's book plate. There is also a photograph album for MONSIEUR BEAUCAIRE (1924).
Background
Rudolph Valentino was an Italian-born actor. He arrived in Hollywood in 1917, after a stint in New York. His appearance in THE SHEIK (1921) and other films of the early 1920s brought him stardom and celebrity.
Extent
5 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.