Category: silent film

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Joan Crawford and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in

New York on June 4, 1929.

(Original Caption): That’s my papa. New York. Joan Crawford, she of the movies and her new husband Douglas Fairbanks Jr., he also of the movies as they appeared cuddlin’ upon the roof of the New York hotel at which they are stopping after the marriage which took place last night at St. Malachy’s church. They as if they like it, don’t they.

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Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson on set of Beyond the Rocks (1922)

Beyond the Rocks was long considered lost but in 2000 the Netherlands Film Museum inherited the collection of the 87-year-old Joop Van Liempd, which consisted of 2000 cans of film. It was almost three years before the entire six reels of

Beyond the Rocks was discovered. The film was restored and screened at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. It was released on DVD by Milestone Film & Video in 2006.

Rudolph Valentino photographed by Edward Steichen for Vanity Fair on August 6, 1926. He died less than 3 weeks later from Peritonitis

at the age of 31 on August 23rd. The 2nd photo appeared in the October 1926 issue of Vanity Fair.

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Rudolph Valentino in Cobra (1925)

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Rudolph Valentino publicity photos for Beyond the Rocks (1922)

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Louise Brooks portrait session circa 1927

Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson in “Beyond the Rocks” (1922)

“Beyond the Rocks” was long considered lost but  in 2000 the Netherlands Film Museum inherited the collection of the 87-year-old Joop Van Liempd, which consisted of 2000 cans of film. It was almost three years before the entire six reels of the was discovered. The film was restored and screened at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. It was released on DVD by Milestone Film & Video in 2006.

Norma Shearer publicity photos for “Lady of the Night” (1925)   

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Joan Crawford publicity photos for “The Taxi Dancer” (1927)

Rudolph Valentino publicity photos for Beyond the Rocks (1922)