Tango pirate, gigolo, powder puff, Adonis--all have been used to describe the silent-film icon known as Rudolph Valentino. In this thoughtful retelling of Valentino's short and tragic life, Leider looks at the Great Lover's life and legacy, and explores the events and issues that made him emblematic of the Jazz Age. 84 photos.

Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino 2004, Faber & Faber, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780571211142

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Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino 2004, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571218196

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Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino 2003, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374282394

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