Valentino As I Knew Him

This biography of the famous Italian actor, which was originally published in 1926, not long after his untimely death, was written by his business manager and closest friend, George Ullman, providing with the reader with a unique insight ...


Author: S. George Ullman

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781787204881

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926) was an early pop icon and a sex symbol of the 1920s, having starred in several well-known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle, and The Son of the Sheik, and he became known as the “Latin lover” or simply “Valentino.” His sudden death at just 31 years of age unleashed mass hysteria among his female fans and further propelled him into iconic status. This biography of the famous Italian actor, which was originally published in 1926, not long after his untimely death, was written by his business manager and closest friend, George Ullman, providing with the reader with a unique insight into the icon’s life.

The S George Ullman Memoir

This first publication of The S. George Ullman Memoir is accompanied by the entire transcript of Ullman's 1926, Valentino As I Knew Him. This publication is authorized by the Ullman Estate.


Author: George Ullman


ISBN: 8890706368

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 334

View: 868

In the days following the sudden death of Rudolph Valentino in 1926, his business manager and closest friend, George Ullman published a book titled, Valentino As I Knew Him. Before his own death in 1975, Ullman wrote a personal memoir about his life "behind-the-scenes" with Rudy. This memoir is a treasure trove of new anecdotes and information about the movie star's personal and business affairs. Lamentably, Ullman was, and still is, targeted by a few detractors who have aggressively misrepresented his story for decades. It was only after the recent discovery of Ullman's remarkable memoir, that an investigation was conducted into these allegations and documents uncovered which at last revealed the detailed truth about this iconic pioneer in celebrity management. This first publication of The S. George Ullman Memoir is accompanied by the entire transcript of Ullman's 1926, Valentino As I Knew Him. This publication is authorized by the Ullman Estate.

The Valentino Mystique

Rudy ' Told Friend of Early Death , " Hollywood Daily Citizen , August 23 , 1926 .
25 . Talmadge , " Valentino as I Knew Him , " New York Daily News , August 26 ,
1926 . 26 . Natacha Rambova , Rudy : An Intimate Portrait of Rudolph Valentino ...


Author: Allan R. Ellenberger

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786483415

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

View: 364

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. The first part examines every moment of the last days of Rudolph Valentino, his illness and operation, the reactions of such intimates as Pola Negri, and all controversy such as riots, suicides, and fights over his funeral and estate. Part two gives tours of Valentino-related sites in New York, Hollywood and West Hollywood, downtown and suburban Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills, explaining each site's part in Valentino's history, giving quotes from the star and his associates about the place, and describing its present state. Part three consists of eleven appendices giving such information as the infamous "Pink Powder Puff" editorial and Valentino's responses, the medical diagnosis, operation on and treatment of the idol, tributes and eulogies, the list of mourners attending his funerals, his last will and testament, the summation of his estate, quotes about his death, references from newspapers, and a complete filmography.

Rudolph Valentino

I will quote his own version of this phenomena, written by himself on page 69 of
his book Valentino As I Knew Him. “I had observed that both Rudy and Natacha
were interested in something supernatural. Just what it was I did not know.


Author: Natacha Rambova

Publisher: 1921 PVG Publishing

ISBN: 9780981644042

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 352

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In 1926 Silent Film Icon, Rudolph Valentino, died unexpectedly at the age of 31. That same year, he had finalized a bitter divorce from his wife of four years, Natacha Rambova. Valentino had been madly in love with the gorgeous and very talented designer, yet they had been unable to make their marriage work. Since their first marriage in 1922, the public had been critical of Rambova, blaming her for any mistakes in Valentino's career or life. As Valentino laid on his deathbed in New York, Rambova was in Paris. The two exchanged telegrams to the very end, with both sides believing they would soon reunite and a reconciliation had taken place. Upon hearing the news of his death, Rambova was so distraught she locked herself in her room for three days. With many estate issues to fulfill, Valentino's manager George Ullman took the reigns. To help keep Valentino's name in the spotlight, Ullman wrote a book detailing his time with the gifted actor. Ullman and Rambova had never gotten along, fighting for control of Valentino's career. Feeling she had been unfairly portrayed not only by Ullman, but also by the press, Rambova decided to write her own book. First published in the UK in 1927, "Rudy: An Intimate Portrait by His Wife," presented Rambova's side of the story, providing many amusing stories and anecdotes about her time with Valentino. Both Valentino and Rambova had been firm believers in the practice of Spiritualism. Rambova decided to utilize her beliefs for this book, adding a section titled "Revelations," consisting of things supposedly told to her by Valentino's soul, through seances. Rambova felt the need to publish these 'messages', believing these were things his soul wished to communicate with the world. However things soon got out of hand, with boisterous fans and attention seekers bombarding the legacy of Rudolph Valentino with their own claims. Rambova would remain firm in her beliefs, eventually becoming a renowned Egyptologist. After the publication of this book, she never spoke of her time with Valentino again. "Rudolph Valentino: An Intimate Portrait by his wife" is proudly reprinted by The Rudolph Valentino Society for the first time in over 80 years, under a new title, "Rudolph Valentino: A Wife's Memories of an Icon." In addition to the original text there is a new section containing biographies, filmographies, bibliographies, notes, and new forwards. This section also contains groundbreaking biographies on screenwriter and film executive June Mathis; as well as silent film vamp Nita Naldi. 70% of proceeds from this book benefit The Rudolph Valentino Society and Film Festival.

Valentino Will Die

He winced as though she had slapped him. “How do you know Jenny? Do you
know where she is?” Bianca put on a surprised expression. “I don't know her. I
was at the United Artists lot last week for a meeting with George Fitzmaurice.


Author: Donis Casey

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781464213526

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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WHO IS TRYING TO KILL THE WORLD'S GREATEST LOVER? Though Bianca LaBelle, star of the wildly popular silent movie serial "The Adventures of Bianca Dangereuse", and Rudolph Valentino, the greatest screen idol of all time, have been friends for years, in the summer of 1926 they are making their first picture together, a steamy romance called Grand Obsession. One evening after dinner at Bianca's fabulous Beverly Hills estate, a troubled Rudy confesses that he has received anonymous death threats. In a matter of days, filming comes to an abrupt halt when Rudy falls deathly ill. Could it be poison? As Rudy lies dying, Bianca promises him that she will find out who is responsible. Was it one of his many lovers? A delusional fan? Or perhaps Rudy had run afoul of a mobster whose name Bianca knows all too well? She calls on P.I. Ted Oliver to help her investigate the end of what had seemed to be the charmed life of Valentino.

Valentino s Opera

In the morning I can walk to the starting line from here.” “What a splendid idea. I
would like that. It will be good to know someone in the race. Who's going to win
this year?” “I don't know. Someone from Kenya, I imagine.” “Oh, right. Of course.


Author: Michael Tempesta

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469119427

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 459

Valentino Bellamorte thought he had the perfect life. A sober, wealthy environmental lawyer on Cape Cod, he owned a beachfront home and yacht, was engaged to a mysterious Southern belle named Kim and he was a celebrated marathoner. And then came New Year's Day 2000, when he wanted to kill himself. Angry and selfish, Val returns to his drinking when his fiance is murdered, his mother dies and his father blames him. This handsome, rich lawyer finds himself out at sea about to commit suicide when he can no longer take the pain. Val is rescued in a tragically comic scene, then, a fishing trip to New Mexico leads to a spiritual experience and certainty about what he needs to do next. He stops practicing law and becomes emersed in the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Val takes a job in a supermarket, begins a rewarding, unlikely friendship with an octogenarian suffering from Parkinson's Disease named Nettie, who helps Val renew the relationship with his father, which is symbolized by an unforgettable day of fishing. She also helps Val forgives himself for Kim's and his mother's death. He returns to running and metaphorically sheds his past at the Falmouth Road Race. In this extraordinary first novel, Michael Tempesta takes us on Val's life-saving spiritual odyssey. We laugh, we experience pain, we discover renewed hope and inspiration. Though Val does not think it possible, he finds true love with Alexandra, who shares his passion for opera, and his father finds companionship, too. Ultimately, Val realizes helping other people, not amassing financial wealth, is what makes a man truly rich. The truth sets him free.


... the street and was She declared with many protestations she knew him not , so
I left three men to guard her and hastened hither . ... Valentino , Don Michele ,
and del Nero listened with amaze to this declaration , but it only added a motive
for ...


Author: William Waldorf Astor Astor (Viscount)


ISBN: PSU:000006545697

Category: Italy

Page: 325

View: 580

The Intimate Life of Rudolph Valentino

I said to him , “ You know , you ' re like a big gold mine that is not staked out , but
everyone is doing all they can to get ... In his book , Valentino - As I Knew Him ,
Ullman says that Valentino began to " suspect that he had been married , not for ...


Author: Jack Scagnetti


ISBN: STANFORD:36105036232721


Page: 160

View: 986

The Rudolph Valentino Brown Story

The Rise of the Legendary House of Brown Hair Salon Rudolph Valentino Brown
... Many knew him as the “Sixty-second Wave King.” It was amazing how he could
do an entire head of waves in sixty seconds. In addition, he already had four ...


Author: Rudolph Valentino Brown

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479716661

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 956

The Saturday Evening Post

One of the few souvenirs left is a huge photograph of a dark , sultry young man
with sleek black hair , and most people say , “ Why , that's Rudolph Valentino .
Did you know him ? " Yes , I knew him intimately . We were ballroom gigolos ...




ISBN: NWU:35556000806919



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Last Dance with Valentino

One night.


Author: Daisy Waugh

Publisher: Speaking Volumes

ISBN: 9781645401612

Category: Fiction


View: 521

One night. One dance. One love to last a lifetime. AS RUDOLPH VALENTINO FIGHTS FOR HIS LIFE, BARRICADES KEEP THE SWARMING FANS AT BAY. ADORED BY MILLIONS OF WOMEN, BUT LOVED BY ONLY ONE ... WILL SHE BE ABLE TO REACH HIM IN TIME? AUGUST 1916 Fleeing war-ravaged London, Jenny Doyle sets sail for New York. As she draws near the soaring skyscrapers her dreams are dashed when she is sent to work for the wealthy de Saulles family. Known as ‘The Box', their home is Gatsby-like in elegance, yet rife with malice and madness. Only her friendship with dancer Rodolfo offers Jenny a glimpse of escape ... until a tragic day when the household is changed forever. AUGUST 1926 America booms, prohibition rules and one man's movie is breaking box office records. Rodolfo has taken his place on the silver screen as Rudolph Valentino when a chance arises for he and Jenny to meet again. Will the world's most desired film star and his lost love have their Hollywood happy ending, or will tragic echoes of their past thwart them one last time?

Valentino The First Superstar

He first saw her on the Metro lot as she walked across a set for Uncharted Seas,
and he was instantly, utterly and irredeemably captivated. His promise to Norman
... Within days, Valentino knew a great deal more than that. Her real name was ...


Author: Noel Botham

Publisher: Metro Publishing

ISBN: 9781782195184

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 497

This is the real and, until now, untold story of Rudolph Valentino - the most amazing tale you will ever read - and the story Valentino himself said was too 'wild and improbable' for his public to believe...The legendary Latin Lover who was the silver screen's first and greatest male sex symbol was also the first to be attacked in public by his own adoring, hysterical fans fighting to touch their idol or snatch a tiny piece of his clothing or hair as a keepsake. When he died at just thirty-one, he left behind a legion of broken-hearted women and as many unanswered questions.Bestselling author Noel Botham has spent more than twenty-fice years, and travelled over 30,000 miles, searching for, and unravelling, the missing answers which explain Valentino's brief but incredible life, and has spoken to many of the people who shared, at first hand, as they happened, the good - and the bad - times of the cinema's first superstar.He has conducted frank and revealing face-to-face interviews with the movie star of Valentino's time - Carmel Myers, Viola Dana, Gloria Swanson, Pola Negri, Gertrude Astor and others, enabling him to paint this rounded and unique portrait of th screen's most exciting and enduring legend.By cutting through the rumours and following up previously ignored leads he has uncovered the shameful secrets of Rudolph Valentino's early yearsi n America, which the smouldering-eyed screen idol tried to keep hidden from his fans, and learned the full and shocking truth about his two disastrous marriages.This first-ever intimate and searingly accurate biography explores Valentino's childhood in rural poverty, through his groundbreaking appearance in The Sheik, which made woman audiences swoon for the first time, to his tragic early death, and conclusively shows why he so justly deserved the epithet 'the world's first heart-throb'.

The Stars Appear

S . GEORGE ULLMAN Valentino As I Knew Him wer Because Natacha Rambova
" was a very beautiful girl , with a marvelous complexion , " and Rudolph
Valentino was having a disagreement with Famous Players - Lasky , George
Ullman ...


Author: Richard Dyer MacCann

Publisher: American Movies: The First Thirty Years

ISBN: UOM:39015025281695

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 321

View: 140

Here are brief biographies of 176 people who won leading roles plus more dramatic reports on 33 of them--how they reached fame and fortune, 'some sad and happy endings, ' analyses of the images of America they presented.

Valentino Film Detective

“It's what you'd call a fixer-upper,” said the real-estate agent, Anita Somebody.
She was a carefully preserved blonde in her forties, and Valentino knew her story
without asking: She'd come out from Des Moines or someplace like that twenty ...


Author: Loren D. Estleman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480443952

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 108

A collection of stories featuring a UCLA film archivist who searches for lost footage—and finds trouble instead Though he shares his name with the most famous heartthrob of the silent era, Valentino is not part of film history. Rather, he is a scholar of it, working at UCLA to help find and preserve rare films. But not all movies are lost because of careless storage. Some were hidden deliberately, and there are those who will kill to ensure they stay that way. In these short stories, Valentino’s searches for missing motion pictures become dangerous investigations, and he is forced to decide what’s more important—preserving film history, or preserving his own neck. Comprised of timeless short stories that have appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Loren D. Estleman’s Valentino: Film Detective shows why Estleman is considered a master not just of film history, but of the enduring art of murder, which golden-age Hollywood did so much to perfect.

Rescued by a Horse

In fact, it is only the begin- ning. I mention it because what comes next shows that
a little love, attention, and patience can actually save your life. Early one evening,
some time after I had come to know Valentino, I was leading him from the ...


Author: Cheryl Dudley

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781616081539

Category: Nature

Page: 200

View: 638

“A moving testimony to the powerful bond we have with our horses.”—Theresa Peluso, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul

Charles Dickens as I Knew Him

Her story is interesting on its own account; but its background of Turkish life and
haracter gives it an additional charm of ... VALENTINO. By WILLIAM WALDorf
Astor. “A remarkable historical romance. . . . Forcibly written.”—Morning Post.


Author: George Dolby


ISBN: UCAL:$B683117

Category: Novelists, English

Page: 466

View: 189

Profoundly Erotic

Valentino would talk to Black Feather repeatedly during the years before his
death , engaging in automatic writing ... partly to answer manager George Ullman
' s book Valentino as I Knew Him , which portrayed her as selfish and controlling .


Author: Joe Bob Briggs

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106018092954

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 644

Movie stars do it better, or so it seems. Sex on the silver screen unfolds in such a perfect way and we get sucked in. Whether we want to admit it or not, much of our sexual behavior has been learned from the movies. From Joe Bob Briggs comes Profoundly Erotic, a collection of essays on sex in film. This guide explores the most seminal films―from cult classics to Hollywood blockbusters―that both shaped and reflected America’s changing mores and codes about sex. Briggs, who has been called the Leonard Maltin of cult movies, makes good on his reputation as an off-kilter and daring movie guru in this revealing look at filmed fornication. Profoundly Erotic follows Joe Bob’s popular Profoundly Disturbing. Now Joe Bob takes on the key films that turn us on, such as It Happened One Night (1938), Lolita (1962), Belle de Jour (1967), and sex, lies, and videotape (1989). Illustrated with lurid stills and posters, the book strips down the hottest screen moments in history with the bodies we adore, from Rudolf Valentino and Mae West to Brigitte Bardot and Sharon Stone. In addition to the ten main movies, the book features a hundred more capsule reviews in “For Further Frisson” sidebars. Praise for Profoundly Disturbing: “A valuable and entertaining survey of movies that broke taboos.” ―Leonard Maltin “The book merits attention from fans tired of high-minded essays about classics such as Citizen Kane, and explains why crass, tasteless pictures often make more impact than those released with the stamp of respectability.” ―Publishers Weekly

Valentino Forever

Larry Austin also spoke about his mother being a seamstress for the Valentino
film The Eagle and hinted that perhaps she knew some secrets that she had
taken to her grave , as he told the audience that in those days you didn ' t tell
what you ...


Author: Tracy Ryan Terhune


ISBN: 1418405221

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 255

View: 859

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He had grown to an inch over six feet, had straight black hair and his mother's
green eyes. He looked like a combination of George Raft and Rudolph Valentino,
according to those who knew him, and they would introduce him as the younger ...


Author: Del Castillo


ISBN: 9781257831746


Page: 106

View: 990

Roberto is the story of a hero of the Cuban revolution, a psychopathic killer with a handsome face and Latin charm. Do honey bees hold the key to his acts of violence?