Renato has discovered and translated a quip from the 1923 French press as it appeared in:
The Hard Liner - August 18, 1923 by George Fronval
"What do our artists think of the handsomest man in Los Angeles?
Rudolph Valentino, idol of all American women, arrived among us, in the company of his charming wife, Natacha Rambova, the day before yesterday and by plane. He certainly passes for the most beautiful man in the cinema. We asked several of our "stars" what they thought of this reputation.
Here is what they told us:
Geneviève Félix - “Rudolph Valentino is not only handsome by himself but he is also by the way he acts.”
Gina Relly - “Rudolph Valentino well personifies the young first Hispano-American.”
France Dhelia - “What I like about Valentino is his gaze.”
Ginette Maddie - “I only saw him in one movie, Blood and Sand. I was thrilled by him and he is a talented actor.”
As we can see, Rudolph Valentino already has many admirers with us.