Valentino
SHULMAN, IRVING

NY: Trident, 1992. First First edition. Cloth, 499 pps., illustrated with photos. Definitive biography of the biggest movie star sex symbol of his day, Rudolph Valentino. The off-screen Valentino was little like his on-screen personae, portrayed here as a likable but vain and often foolish young Latin, more likely to be aroused by a plate of pasta than a beautiful woman. Shulman discloses that his first marriage (and also likely his second) was never consumated and that he was compulsively attracted to to costly and meaningless belongind and trappings of celebrity. A tight copy, one corner of the cloth faded, In a dust jacket with light edgewear and some loss to the lower front corner corresponding to the cloth fade. A fascinating subject, especially as seen in the context of his time. Near Fine Cloth (Item ID: D299)

$12.50

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