Table of Contents

NOTE: Posts which pertain to Valentino and mention my family members are numbered, starting with “1″.

About This Project

1. Rudolph Valentino, My Family and Me

2. Valentino and My Family: Southern Italian Roots

March 6, 1921–The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse Premieres in New York…

3. Part 1: Rudolph Valentino’s Family–His Parents …(and My Great-Grandparents and Grandparents…)

Rudolph Valentino’s Favorite Poet Has His Day…Dante Day, March 25, 2021…and a New Connection Is Revealed

April 25, 1921–“Uncharted Seas,” A Lost Valentino Film, Released 100 Years Ago Today…Go Back in Time to Read the Original Short Story and Meet the Author

4. Part 2: Rudolph Valentino’s Family and Mine: Siblings…and the Sadness of Infant Deaths

May 6, 1895: Rudolph Valentino’s Birthday…Remembered in Pictures, Poetry & Prose

May 11, 1921 — Valentino Writes a Check: Reconstructing The Fascinating Backstory About This Very Special Collectible…

July 8, 1921–“The Conquering Power” Released 100 Years Ago Today (Rudolph Valentino and Rex Ingram Clash)

The Summer of 1926: Rudolph Valentino, Victor Mansfield Shapiro, and Pink Powder Puffs…The Last Publicity Stunt

Rudolph Valentino…….August 23, 1926

“Basket” versus “Casket”– How (and When) Was Rudolph Valentino’s Body Removed to the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Church?

Rudolph Valentino: His Body Ravaged As He Died, He Received “Giggles” in Death

October 30, 1921: Rudolph Valentino’s Two Los Angeles Premieres: “The Sheik” is Pre-Released; “Camille” Makes Its First “Western Showing”… 100 Years Later: Paramount Celebrates “The Sheik” With A New Restored Version

November 27, 1921: The Start of “Sheik Week” Follows The Precedent-Setting New York Premiere and Nationwide Release of “The Sheik”

November 27, 1921–A Night of Terror in New Haven, Connecticut as “Sheik Week” Begins—-A Deadly Fire, Multiple Deaths as a Prologue Goes Horribly Wrong

February 12, 1922–Moran of the Lady Letty with Rudolph Valentino and Dorothy Dalton Premieres in Los Angeles (New York Premier, February 5)

Moran of the Lady Letty: Part 2 — A Look at the 1922 Valentino/Dalton Film Vs. the Novel: The BIG Differences

Moran of the Lady Letty: Part 3–Production Details Used for Publicity…And Just Who DID Rudolph Valentino Push Off the Ship’s Rigging?

Moran of the Lady Letty: Part 4–Hair and “Hoakum”: Mixed Reviews from The Press…and from Rudolph Valentino

Rudolph Valentino…August 23, 1926…At Rest