Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Alberto and Maria. Alberto is his older brother and Maria is his younger sister. The names Giovanni and Beatrice are the names of his parents.
1923. It was a book of sentimental poetry.
2. Rudolph married Jean Acker in 1919 and they were divorced in 1922. His marriage to Natacha Rambova was in 1923 and only lasted 3 years.
'What Price Beauty'. Although he has starred in all but 'What Price Beauty', that is the only one he was the executive producer of.
31. Rudolph died on August 23, 1926 of peritonitis.
Italy. He was born in Castellaneta, Italy.
1913. On December 23, 1913 an 18-year old Rodolpho Guglielmi arrived in New York City from Castellaneta, Italy.
True . Rudolph was born on May 6, 1895. That year was also the year of the first films to be recorded.
|On August 23, 1926, at 12:10 pm, Rudolph Valentino finally succumbed to bleeding ulcers in a New York hospital. But he didn't stay there long. Where can Rudolph Valentino fans find his crypt today?||The "Latin Lover" - Rudolph Valentino
Hollywood Forever Cemetary. Hollywood Forever Cemeteries' location is something out of a Nicolas Cage movie - you can see the HOLLYWOOD sign on the nearby hills, from in between the crypts. It's so Hollywood, that today they sell maps to the stars' grave sites and even show classic films in the summer.
In Glendale, the Forest Lawn Memorial Park is another famous cemetary. Dozens of classic Hollywood names, such as Bogart, Stewart, Harlow, Gable and Flynn are buried there.
At Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park you can see celebs from Dean Martin to rock guitarist Frank Zappa, and movie mogul Darryl F. Zanuck. Even "Green Acres" star Eva Gabor and author Truman Capote are "neighbors" there.
|Valentino died at the age of 31 on August 23, 1926, from complications due to ulcers, peritonitis and appendicitis. What was the official cause of death?||The "Latin Lover" - Rudolph Valentino
endocarditis and septicemia. Valentino suffered an agonizing death. On August 15th, he was taken to Polyclinic Hospital where it was found that Valentino had a perforated ulcer in his abdomen that needed immediate surgery to hopefully keep infection from spreading. Unfortunately, the surgery did not help, even with the area being cleansed and treated properly. The infection spread over the next five days, August 16th-20th. On the morning of August 20th Valentino woke up in tremendous pain and could not breathe. He was given ether to help alleviate the pain and help him sleep. After Valentino woke up later on that day, the doctor checked him out, looked over his bandages and dressings, and noticed that was Rudolph not in pain any longer. The doctor, knowing that this seemingly good sign was a bad one, allowed Valentino to rest. Just hours later, he was suffering again, had a fever, and was moaning during each breath. Further X-rays were taken which confirmed pleurisy has set in and no hope of recovery was possible. His official cause of death was endocarditis and septicemia.
Church of St. Malachy. Saint Malachy's Roman Catholic Church is located at West 49th Street in Manhattan's Broadway district and is known as "The Actor's Chapel". Douglas Fairbanks married Joan Crawford at St. Malachy's. Bob and Delores Hope attended mass there. Other faithful members were Perry Como, Spencer Tracy, Florence Henderson and Danny Thomas.
Castellaneta, Italy. His real name, Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Piero Filiberto Guglielmi, was a real doozy. His mother was French, Marie Berthe Gabrielle Barbin and father, Giovanni Antonio Giuseppe Fidele Guglielmi was, obviously, Italian. Young Rudolph was not a particularly a good student but did, however, get a degree in agriculture.
|Natacha Rambova was Valentino's second wife and, according to many people, she was very controlling. Eventually this led to her not being allowed on her husband's sets because of contract wording. After a bitter divorce in 1925, the two parted. What was Rambova bequeathed in Rudolph Valentino's will? ||The "Latin Lover" - Rudolph Valentino
one dollar. On May 13, 1922, Valentino married a costume designer and art director named Natacha Rambova, in Mexicali, Mexico. Valentino was jailed for bigamy, since his divorce from Jean Acker was not ruled as final.
Rudolph Valentino's last will (1925): Natacha Rambova, who was supposed to be the only heir, was cut off by Valentino and awarded one dollar. One third of an estimated $1 million estate was left to his brother and sister and to Teresa Werner, who was the aunt of the slighted Natacha. Valentino also noted that anyone who challenged his position and won would be awarded $1. Despite this attempt to limit legal problems, relatives and previous women associated with Valentino battled each other for years.
|Shortly after filming "The Sheik" (1921), and angered because of salary concerns in his contract, Valentino, filed a "one man strike" against what motion picture studio?||The "Latin Lover" - Rudolph Valentino
Famous Players. Famous Players' top bill, at the time, was Mary Pickford, and it was Pickford's $7,000 a week contract that helped push Valentino to "Latin Lover" red.
Paramount is owned by Viacom and is the oldest existing American film studio.
Universal is second in existence, only by a month, to Viacom (Paramount).
Valentino did have a chance to work with Goldwyn Pictures in the film "Ben-Hur" (1925), but was blocked by Famous Players and his contract was extended. It never happened.
Alimony. Not much is known about the film "Alimony" (1917). Margaret Livingston, who was also a silent film star and appeared in over 50 films, worked with Valentino in "Alimony". There has been some question as to what Valentino's original role actually was, but most think he got the role because he was an exceptional dancer and may have been a dress extra in a ballroom scene. Valentino had earlier uncredited roles in the 1914 silent film, "My Official Wife," which starred Clara Kimball Young, and in the "The Foolish Virgin" (1916).
Early in Rudolph's initial roles, he usually played the "heavy" or gangster. He finally caught the eyes of screenwriter June Mathis, and got his first big break, only a bit part, in the Clara Kimball Young film, "The Eyes of Youth" (1919). Mathis saw her star and used Valentino in the film, "The Sheik" (1921). "The Sheik", was a silent movie produced by Famous Players-Lasky, directed by George Melford and starred Valentino, Agnes Ayres and Adolphe Menjou. It was based on the bestselling romance novel, "The Sheik", by Edith Maude Hull.
Maxim's. As far as I know, Maxims restaurant in NYC had no association with the famous Maxim Restaurant in Paris, or, the fashion magazine "Maxim". It was, however, where Valentine hobnobbed with some of Europe's elite, who exiled to the states for numerous reasons.
The other answers are all ficticious.
He was a taxi dancer.. "The Great Train Robbery" (1903 )was a western by Edwin S. Porter and did, in fact, star a young Gilbert M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson. The film was only 12 minutes long, but was considered a landmark in its time.
Although Melville Bissell did invent a vacuum cleaner way back in 1876, I've seen no history of Rudolph entering that vocation.
A taxi dancer, or "taxi" for short, was usually performed by a female partner with a male, who paid for the dance. The term came from the fact that the dancer's pay was relative to the amount of time she spent with the partner, similar to the amount of time charged in a taxi. Male taxi dancers were the exception to the rule. I made up the gigolo part.