L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Valentino in The Young Rajah, 1922

The Young Rajah was one of Valentino's less successful films.  It is probably best remembered today for the elaborate and exotic costumes designed by his wife, Natacha Rambova, several of which - to the delight of his mostly female public - displayed quite a bit of the actor's person.

The film was considered lost, but in 2005 an edition was assembled incorporating surviving footage.

1 comment:

  1. Stephen, These are marvelous photos.
    I am working on my new book and have just completed a chapter in which in 1913, during The Gilded Age, Rudolph, at 18, has just arrived from Italy, penniless, unable to speak English and is dancing with married women at a Times Square club. The club pays him $10 a night!
    Doesn't he smolder?~Alice