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Rudolph Valentino

Actor, Musician (6-May-1895 — 23-Aug-1926)


Noel Botham. Valentino: The First Superstar. Metro. 2002. 352pp.

Noel Botham; Peter Donnelly. Valentino: The Love God. Everest Books. 1976. 248pp.

David Bret. Valentino: A Dream of Desire. Carroll & Graf. 2007. 336pp.

Allan R. Ellenberger. The Valentino Mystique: The Death and Afterlife of the Silent Film Idol. McFarland. 2005. 288pp.

Emily Wortis Leider. Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 2004. 514pp.

Norman A. Mackenzie. The Magic of Rudolph Valentino. Research Publishing Co.. 1974. 210pp.

Robert Oberfirst. Rudolph Valentino: The Man Behind the Myth. Citadel Press. 1962. 320pp.

Natacha Rambova. Rudy: An Intimate Portrait of Rudolph Valentino. Hutchinson & Co.. 1926. 224pp.

Jack Scagnetti; Loraine Burdick. The Intimate Life of Rudolph Valentino. Jonathan David Publishers. 1975. 160pp.

Irving Shulman. Valentino. New York: Trident. 1967.

Vincent Tajiri. Valentino. Bantam Books. 1977. 149pp.

Tracy Ryan Terhune. Valentino Forever: The History of the Valentino Memorial Services. AuthorHouse. 2004. 260pp.

S. George Ullman. Valentino as I Knew Him. Macy-Masius. 1926. 218pp.

Rudolph Valentino. The Intimate Journal of Rudolph Valentino. W. Faro. 1931. 256pp.

Alexander Walker. Rudolph Valentino. Elm Tree Books. 1976. 127pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.778)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.718)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1492)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.1064)

  11. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1441)

  12. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.574)

  13. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.457)

  14. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.347)

  15. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.546)

  16. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.439)

  17. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.890)

  18. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.494)

  19. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.5, pp.17-19)

  20. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.307)

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