Rudolph Valentino…….August 23, 1926

95 Years Ago…

The Tampa Tribune, Sunday, September 12, 1926 (McNaught Syndicate, N.Y.)

It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we’re alive–to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definition of who and what we are.

–Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

At the end, Rudolph Valentino was struggling with both himself and the facade that he felt was controlling his life…

Rest in peace.

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