The Valentino Affair

Author: Colin Evans
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9780762791491
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The Valentino Affair from the Author: Colin Evans. Few of silent film heartthrob Rudolph Valentino’s adoring fans knew that he got his start by trying to escape a dirty secret. The lurid tale began in 1912 when notorious playboy Jack de Saulles made headlines by marrying the beautiful young heiress Blanca Errázuriz. After the birth of their son, though, Jack was chasing every chorus girl on Broadway. By 1916, Blanca wanted a divorce and discovered that one of her husband’s mistresses was the dance partner of Rodolfo Guglielmi, a professional tango dancer. Blanca cultivated the young performer, and the ambitious Italian gave evidence on her behalf in divorce court. Furious, de Saulles had Guglielmi arrested on trumped-up vice charges, tarnishing the dancer’s reputation. Then, one sweltering August night when it looked like de Saulles wasn’t going to share custody of their son, Blanca shot him dead. Her family hired the best defense lawyer, who savaged de Saulles’s reputation and painted Blanca as a saint. During the “most sensational trial of the decade,” millions devoured the details of how the high-society marriage had unraveled. Guglielmi, who had already fled to California to avoid poisonous publicity, changed his name to Rudolph Valentino and became Hollywood history.

Valentino Affair

Author: Colin Evans
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493011685
Size: 70.24 MB
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Valentino Affair from the Author: Colin Evans. In 1922, Rudolph Valentino was one of the most famous men alive. But few knew that the star had a dirty secret that he desperately wanted to bury. The lurid tale began a decade earlier when former Yale football star and notorious playboy Jack de Saulles made headlines across three continents by pursuing the beautiful young Chilean heiress Blanca Errázuriz, known as the Star of Santiago. After the birth of their son, though, the marriage soured. Jack was going after every chorus girl on Broadway, claiming that Blanca had banished him from their bed. By 1916, Blanca wanted a divorce, rare then and even more so in a wealthy, powerful Catholic family. Enter Valentino, then still known as Rodolfo Guglielmi, a professional dancer in New York City, famous for the Argentinean tango. Blanca discovered that her husband had been sleeping with Joan Sawyer, Rodolfo’s dance partner, so she set about cultivating the hungry young performer. Whether Blanca and Guglielmi became lovers remains unclear, but the ambitious Italian gave evidence on her behalf in divorce court. Furious, de Saulles had Guglielmi arrested on trumped-up vice charges, tarnishing the dancer’s reputation. But Blanca was fighting bigger battles. De Saulles’s family had been pulling strings, persuading the courts to grant him partial custody of their child. When it appeared that he wasn’t going to return the boy to his mother’s care, Blanca exploded. On a sweltering August night in 1917, she drove to Jack’s mansion and shot him dead. Several people witnessed the act, but Blanca’s family hired the best defense lawyer around, who salvaged de Saulles’s reputation and made Blanca out to be a saint. During the “most sensational trial of the decade,” millions devoured the juicy details of how a high-society marriage violently unraveled. Guglielmi, desperate to avoid further poisonous publicity, fled to California, changed his name to Rudolph Valentino, and the rest is Hollywood history.

Affairs Valentino

Author: Evelyn Zumaya
Publisher: 1921 PVG Publishing
ISBN: 9780982770955
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Affairs Valentino from the Author: Evelyn Zumaya. Fifteen years in the making, this text is based on never-before-seen documents, business accounts, and George Ullman's lost personal memoir, all of which contribute to a drastically changed version of Rudolph Valentino's life story than the one that is known today. 586 pp.

Jaylin S World Dare To Live In It

Author: Brenda Hampton
Publisher: Urban Books
ISBN: 159983264X
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Jaylin S World Dare To Live In It from the Author: Brenda Hampton. Real estate magnate Jaylin Jerome Rogers is happily married to his one and only love, Nokea. They've got adorable kids and a lovely home in Miami Beach. The biggest mistake of Jaylin's life, his affair with Scorpio Valentino, is behind him—or so he believes. But beneath the still waters of marital bliss, drama is bubbling up! Jaylin thought Scorpio was just a short-term jump off, but his world is rocked when she reveals that he is her year-old son's father. Suddenly both of their marriages are on the rocks, as Jaylin tries to be a father to his newfound son, and Scorpio moves to Miami intent on reigniting their affair. While Nokea builds a new life for herself, her husband hatches a desperate plan to win her back.

Dark Lover

Author: Emily W. Leider
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571218196
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Dark Lover from the Author: Emily W. Leider. Rudolph Valentino was the silver-screen legend who for ever changed America's idea of the leading man; a frightened young fellow who became the cinematic sex-god of his day. In this definitive retelling of Valentino's short and tragic life - the first fully documented biography of the star - Emily W. Leider looks at the Great Lover's life and legacy, and explores the events and issues that made him emblematic of his time. Valentino was reviled in the press for being too 'feminine' a man; yet he also brought to the screen the alluring, savage lover who embodied women's darker, forbidden sexual fantasies. In tandem, Leider explores notions of the outsider in American culture as represented by Valentino's experience as an immigrant who became a celebrity - the silver screen's first dark-skinned romantic hero.

Teach Me

Author: Andrea Martin
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475983727
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Teach Me from the Author: Andrea Martin. Kelly Katz is a Kindergarten Teacher who believes her life is boring and is craving adventure. She is longing to find her “Mr. Right” to come and sweep her off her feet. Her most recent interest does not measure up to what Kelly wants. Right now Kelly’s focus is making sure that her best friend Casey is calm and not overwhelmed by her upcoming wedding. After meeting Valentino (the father of one of her students) during Open School Night, Kelly starts to fantasize about him. Kelly’s fantasies become reality after an unexpected meeting with Valentino one night. She soon begins an intense sexual affair with Valentino who has no problem adding Kelly into his world. Things are going great for a while until Kelly’s romantic interlude turns sour and deadly. Valentino becomes more than what Kelly had bargained for and when he becomes obsessed and then ends up dead in a hotel room, Kelly finds herself on way more than an adventure but in a murder mystery. The questions start to circle as Kelly begins to wonder who has set her up and why this situation is happening to her. This two part mystery will not only have you guessing but stunned when all is revealed.

Valentino

Author: David Bret
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN:
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Valentino from the Author: David Bret. Traces the celluloid film icon's brief but history-making career, describing his frustration with his public image as a Latin sex symbol, his fourteen major films, and his highly sensationalized death at the age of thirty-one.

Film Stardom Myth And Classicism

Author: M. Williams
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137291494
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Film Stardom Myth And Classicism from the Author: M. Williams. Since the golden era of silent movies, stars have been described as screen gods, goddesses and idols. This is the story of how Olympus moved to Hollywood to divinise stars as Apollos and Venuses for the modern age, and defined a model of stardom that is still with us today.