Tag Archives: Rudolph Valentino

Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1922 film Beyond the Rocks, with Gloria Swanson, Rudolph Valentino, Edythe Chapman, Alec B. Francis, Robert Bolder, Gertrude Astor, June Elvidge, Mabel Van Buren (which I’ve been reading as “Martin Van Buren” all week, … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Valentino Statue Aspires to Greatness

Silent film lover and superstar Rudolph Valentino commanded the screen with his intense magnetism and sensuality. His untimely, tragic death in 1926 at the age of 31 gave him instant immortality, with thousands descending on the funeral home, church, procession, … Continue reading

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‘The Sheik’ – Found on EBay

A location photo that the vendor says shows filming of “The Sheik” on “Hueneme Beach near Oxnard” has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $49.99.

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Donald Biddle Keyes, Cameraman

Most motion picture still photographers picked up cameras at young ages, intrigued at how they could paint with light. Many yearned to do more than just snap shots in a portrait studio or for a newspaper. They hankered for excitement, … Continue reading

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Internment of Japanese Farmers Causes Food Shortage

April 16, 1942: If you send all the Japanese farmers to internment camps, there’s no one to grow strawberries, tomatoes, carrots, green peas and onions. Oops. Charlotte LeNordtestifies that she killed her foster mother Celeste Frank — who read palms … Continue reading

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