From Flickr: “Rudolph Valentino in The Son of the Sheik (1926)” by Truus, Bob & Jan too!

French postcard by Europe, no. 232. Photo: United Artists. Publicity still for The Son of the Sheik (George Fitzmaurice, 1926).

Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926) was Hollywood’s ultimate ‘Latin Lover’. The Italian-born American actor starred in several well-known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), The Sheik (1922), Blood and Sand (1922), The Eagle (1925), and The Son of the Sheik (1926). His early death at age 31 caused mass hysteria among his female fans and propelled him into iconic status.

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