The Rudolph Valentino collection compiled by Emily Leider spans the years 1919-2005 and encompasses
approximately 7 linear feet. The collection consists of the author's research materials pertaining to her
book, "Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino." There are books on Valentino, pamphlets,
newsletters, postcards from the "Famous Cinema Star" series, and scrapbooks.
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. Emily Leider is an American writer and the biographer of Mae West and Rudolph Valentino.
7 linear feet of papers.
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