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The Valentino mystique : the death and afterlife of the silent film idol

Author: Allan R Ellenberger
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The circumstances surrounding the death of legendary star Rudolph Valentino have been a constant source of fascination for admirers worldwide. This work examines every aspect of his passing, analyzing the circumstances and gathering information into one convenient source for the Valentino scholar and enthusiast"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Rudolph Valentino; Rudolph Valentino
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allan R Ellenberger
ISBN: 0786419504 9780786419500
OCLC Number: 57208790
Description: xii, 288 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part 1: The last days of Rudolph Valentino: --
Introduction --
"Pink powder puffs" --
The boxer, the sage and the accidental fiancée --
Mending fences --
"Doctor, am I a pink puff?" --
Final days --
Monday, August 23, 1926 --
Ballyhoo --
The fight for Rudy's body --
Requiem in New York --
The journey west --
--
Part 2: Homes, hangouts and other places of interest: tours of Valentino-related sites: --
Tour introduction --
Tour 1: New York City --
Tour 2: Hollywood --
Tour 3: West Hollywood --
Tour 4: Beverly Hills --
Tour 5: Downtown Los Angeles --
Tour 6: Suburban Los Angeles and environs --
--
Part 3: Appendices: --
The "pink powder puffs" editorial and Valentino's responses --
The medical diagnosis, operation and treatment --
Tributes and eulogies --
Mourners attending the funerals in New York and Beverly Hills --
The last will and testament --
The estate --
Los Angeles Times and New York Times references --
Periodical articles --
Books --
Film biographies and stage productions --
Quotations about Valentino.
Responsibility: Allan R. Ellenberger ; foreword by Edoardo Ballerini.
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