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Description - Dark Lover by Emily Wortis Leider

Emily Leider traces the extraordinary journey by which Rodolfo Guglielmi became Rudolph Valentino - a silver screen legend who forever changed America's idea of 'the leading man'. Valentino wasn't just a star, he was a phenomenon - adored by women, despised by men. On-screen, he offered American women a dangerous sexuality unlike anything on offer from their husbands or lovers; in private, his first wife - a lesbian - refused to consummate their marriage. Gossip and rumour about his early life as a taxi-dancer haunted him, until his untimely death cut short a career that lasted only 5 years. This book now rehabilitates Valentino's reputation, both as a man and as an actor.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571218196
ISBN-10: 0571218199
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 126mm x mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 4-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Emily Wortis Leider

Emily W. Leider is the author of Rapid Eye Movement and Other Poems, California's Daughter: Gertrude Atherton and Her Times, and Becoming Mae West. She also edited Yesterday: The Memoir of a Russian-Jewish Family. She lives in San Francisco.

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