Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino (Emily Wortis Leider) soon to be presented for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Faber & Faber, 2003, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; List of sources; Filmography; Appendices ;
From the cover: Emily W. Leider takes an in-depth look at the silver-screen legend who forever changed Americas idea of the leading man: a frightened young fellow who became the cinematic sex-god of his day.
Tango pirate, gigolo, powder puff, Adonis all have been used to describe the silent-film icon known as Valentino. From his early days as Rudolfo Guglielmi, a taxi dancer in New York City, to his near apotheosis as the ultimate Hollywood heart-throb, Valentino (often to his distress) occupied a space squarely at the centre of c…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XI] 514 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt you with something from my Biography catalogue?