Thursday, January 13, 2022

Fifty Dollars to Editor Zobel?

Here (see below) Rudolph Valentino writes a check to Martin Zobel. Myron Zobel was the editor of Screenland Magazine and the short-lived Hollywood Confessions in January of 1923. At the time he was writing extensively (lots of gossip) about the motion picture industry in several syndicated I am wondering what Rudolph Valentino could have been paying him for. Fifty dollars by today's exchange rate would be exactly $830.00.

Photographs? An article? Was he repaying a loan? Keeping some gossip out of the news?

                                    Myron Zobel @ 1923