My Love Of Old Hollywood: Hollywood at Home: Rudolph Valentino's Falcon Lair

My Love Of Old Hollywood: Hollywood at Home: Rudolph Valentino's Falcon Lair

1925 Rudolph Valentino and wife Natacha Rambova leave LA by train. Natacha always wore long skirts because she felt her legs were too heavy. This is about as casual as one would get in the 1920’s when traveling via train!

1925 Rudolph Valentino and wife Natacha Rambova leave LA by train. Natacha always wore long skirts because she felt her legs were too heavy. This is about as casual as one would get in the 1920’s when traveling via train!

Demolished in the early 1950's for the Hollywood Freeway, Rudolph Valentino's Whitley Heights home was later owned by the founder of the Maybelline cosmetics empire. This rare view is from the rear. Foundation elements for the home remain embedded in the hillside today.

Demolished in the early 1950's for the Hollywood Freeway, Rudolph Valentino's Whitley Heights home was later owned by the founder of the Maybelline cosmetics empire. This rare view is from the rear. Foundation elements for the home remain embedded in the hillside today.

Rudolph Valentino. I know it's the silliest and probably the most cliche thing I could say, but I am still absolutely in love with his characters. He once said something along the lines of 'women don't love me, they love the impression they place on me.' Very true...all the same...

Rudolph Valentino. I know it's the silliest and probably the most cliche thing I could say, but I am still absolutely in love with his characters. He once said something along the lines of 'women don't love me, they love the impression they place on me.' Very true...all the same...

heartthrob of the 1920's : Rudolph Valentino in "Blood and Sand", 1922...

heartthrob of the 1920's : Rudolph Valentino in "Blood and Sand", 1922...

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