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I recently watched A Society Sensation (1918) for the first time. I was wanting to see Valentino in this pre-fame role, and it was very interesting. The film had been heavily edited and re-released when Rudolph Valentino became popular, so the storyline was missing quite a bit, however, it was still very enjoyable. Valentino did extremely well with comedy (especially in his later films like The Eagle from 1925) and this movie gave him some opportunities to show that skill. His scene with Zasu Pitts is hilarious, the two of them acted very well together. It was interesting to see a film where h
90 years ago today, the Great Rudolph Valentino tragically died at the young age of 31. He had collapsed at his hotel in New York, was rushed to the hospital, and when a surgeon was found several hours later, he underwent surgery. He was at first expected to make a full recovery; he was talking with doctors and showing signs of improvement. However, he took a sudden turn for the worse, and died on August 23, 1926. His final film, Son of the Sheik (a sequel to his earlier famed hit, The Sheik 1921), had not yet been released. Massive crowds rioted in the streets, many people trying to get a l