Tuesday, May 17, 2022

I Pose a Question

In the introduction to Affairs Valentino, Rudolph Valentino's cousin, Chicca Guglielmi Morone writes the following which I share because I found it interesting in regards to the last few months of Valentino's life:

"The ease with which he (Valentino) passed from one screen character to another, the ability to immerse himself into his disparate acting personalities, was always dominated by an absolute love. His successes, which were often followed by serious practical problems, gave him a life of highs and lows rendering it difficult for him to ever maintain a total equilibrium."

With this in mind, I pose a general question to readers: 

What do you think contributed to making Rudolph Valentino such an enduring icon?