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ISBN: 0571218199 / ISBN-13: 9780571218196

Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino

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  • Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino (Faber & Faber) – Mass-market paperback (2004)
    by Emily Wortis Leider

    Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino

    Mass-market paperback, Faber & Faber
    2004
    528 pages

    ISBN: 0571218199
    ISBN-13: 9780571218196

    Rudolph Valentino was the silver-screen legend who for ever changed America's idea of the leading man: a frightened young fellow who became the cinematic sex-god of his day. In this definitive retelling of Valentino's short and tragic life - the first fully documented biography of the star - Emily W. Leider looks at the Great Lover's life and legacy, and explores the events and issues that made him emblematic of his time. Valentino was reviled in the press for being too 'feminine' a man; yet he also brought to the screen ... Show more

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Reviews of Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino

Overall customer rating: 5.000
MizMonet

Amazing book

by MizMonet on Nov 8, 2007

When it comes to mysterious silent star bigraphies it can be a hard task. However Emily Leider has finally figured out how to cleverly make a story of fact read like a book of fiction. You can tell she throughly researched Rudy's life, right down to his cirth name which so many people have misrepresented ... More

drednm

The Mystique Lives On

by drednm on Jul 10, 2007

More than 80 years after his death, the name of Rudolph Valentino is still instantly recognizable to most movie fans--even those who have never seen one of his films. Emily Leider does an excellent job in showing us the man behind the legend, the man behind the mask. The story of his youth in Italy ... More

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