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Lot #906
Rudolph Valentino

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Italian-born actor (1895–1926) who became the most legendary sex symbol of the silent era. His premature death from a perforated ulcer induced a wave of fan hysteria unmatched until the modern “paparazzi” age, including riots and suicide attempts by grief-stricken fans. Vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 9.75 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Mary Tarbell, Cordially yours, Rudolph Valentino.” In very good condition, with tear to top edge into hairline, scattered light edge soiling, mostly to bottom edge, and some mild edge curling. PSA/DNA Auction LOA and R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #331 - Ended March 12, 2008