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Rudolph Valentino Signed Album Page Display – COA JSA
Starting bid: $900.00
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Rudolph Valentino was a popular actor in the 1920s and he was known as the “Latin lover” or simply as Valentino. He starred in several well-known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Shiek, Blood and Sand, The Eagle and Th Son of the Sheik. His premature death at the age of 31 caused mass hysteria among his female fans and further propelled him to iconic status.
Valentino first met Winifred Shaughnessy, known by her stage name, Natacha Rambova—an American silent film costume and set designer, art director, and protégée of Nazimova—on the set of Uncharted Seas in 1921. The two worked together on the Nazimova production of Camille, by which time they were romantically involved. They married on May 13, 1922, in Mexicali, Mexico, which resulted in Valentino’s arrest for bigamy, since he had not been divorced for a full year, as required by California law at the time. Days passed and his studio at the time, Famous Players-Lasky, refused to post bail. Eventually, a few friends were able to post the cash bail. He was also investigated for a possible violation of the Mann Act.
Having to wait the year or face the possibility of being arrested again, Rambova and Valentino lived in separate apartments in New York City, each with their own roommates. On March 14, 1923, they legally remarried at the Lake County Court House in Crown Point, Indiana.
Presented is a lovely cut most likely from an album or salutation note (matted 4×5) that was signed & inscribed “Very Sincerely – Rudolph Valentino – New York, July 2, 1923.” The autographed album page is presented very well in a decorative circular frame with a nameplate and black and white photo (3.5″ x 5″) of the actor. The diameter of the display measures 21.5″. The signature was signed in black steel-tip Fountain Pen and grades 7-8
Authentication: JSA Full Letter
Please note, all displays are sold as without warranty to the condition of the frame.