A tale of savagery, seduction and Stockholm Syndrome amongst the sand dunes… The Sheik, a silent-movie from 1921, is widely-regarded as the movie that really established Rudolph Valentino to stardom, so I thought I should give it a watch and boy was it a revelation! Watching silent movies is a funny old business, and I(…)
Pola Negri was a Polish silent movie star of the 1920s. She was famous for both her roles as a femme fatale and her tragic roles and, ever the drama queen, she never hesitated to use her personal life to boost her career having high-profile relationships with some of the biggest movie stars of the(…)
Alla Nazimova, Arthur Hoyt & Rudolph Valentino in the movie Camille from 1921. Camille is basically the same story as La Traviata: a good time girl (with consumption) falls in love with the hero, they live happily for a short time before fate intervenes and various bad things happen including her dying of consumption. I(…)
Rudolph Valentino and his dog. Actor and heart-throb Valentino appeared in many films, including Moran of the Lady Letty (1921), which was filmed in a variety of Southern California locations, including Balboa, Anaheim Landing, Catalina, and the Lasky Camp in Santa Ana Canyon. Does anyone know what his dog was called?
1920s movie stars Vilma Bánky & Rudolph Valentino in The Eagle, 1925. Aren’t they beautiful?