Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Rudolph Valentino's Queen


Colorizing is terrifyingly easy these days. I am not so sure about it but it does contribute I think to the ability to relate to an image. How beautiful Natacha Rambova looks here with her wistful look. She was and is such a part of Valentino's story; a powerful influence, a force in his creation, the queen he loved. As my research path gave me the gift of learning just who she was and what happened to her, I felt all the more defensive of her legacy. 

The insults, the flagrant misogynist attacks on her good name and spectacular history are meaningless in their stupidity. Mrs. Valentino deserves respect. IMO. She sure looks ready to join the war effort here, doesn't she? 


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