Rudolph Valentino The Silent Idol


Rudolph Valentino The Silent Idol




 By Donna L. Hill


One of the most alluring, enigmatic, and simply irresistible movie icons of all time, Rudolph Valentino continues to inspire generation after generation of moviegoers. In Rudolph Valentino, The Silent Idol: His Life in Photographs, author Donna Hill retells the story of Valentino’s life using a treasure trove of rare photographs. Drawn from the author’s extensive collection and those of generous fellow collectors and archives, most of the images in this volume have not been seen since the 1920’s; many have never been released publicly until now.


Rudolph Valentino was more than the “sheik” of one of his most famous films. He was more than the legendary star who died at a tragically young age. For long-time fans as well as curious newcomers, these remarkable images — candid snapshots at home, traveling, on film sets — reveal the glamour and charm of the man who continues to beguile and inspire movie lovers to this day.


Click here for more information and how to purchase Rudolph Valentino The Silent Idol


And check here for more information on Donna’s website 


About the Author:

A lifelong film afficionado with a particular affection for films of the silent era, Donna Hill has collected memoriabilia with regard to Rudolph Valentino for over thirty years. The collection of rare photos is shared by the author’s blurb book, Rudolph Valentino The Silent Idol, his Life in Photographs. The author lives in San Francisco.



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5 Responses to “Rudolph Valentino The Silent Idol”

  1. Tracy says:

    Donna Hill is a wonderful person. She has done what others considered an impossible job. She’s assembed a photo book that is simply stunning, both in wonderful photos but also as to volume of content. She is a highly regarded authority and I am proud to whole heartedly support this book which I think will set the benchmark for Valentino photo books for years to come. Congrats on it’s release Donna. I look forward to your LA area booksignings.

  2. Tracy, coming from you, that is high praise indeed.

  3. Donna says:

    Well, BLUSH, thank you Allan for posting this. More details about the book can be found at my website:

    Tracy, thank you for your support and confidence and for the rave about the book.

    It’s been a very good week for me so far. Mille grazie!

  4. Diane says:

    And Happy Birthday June!
    That’s right. Today is June Mathis’ birthday. Thanks for the reminder Diane.

  5. Victoria Conner says:

    I have been anxiously waiting for this book and promptly bought myself two copies. Donna, congratulations and thank you for sharing your treasures with us!

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