Monday, August 29, 2016

The Villa Valentino: a showplace in the Hollywood Hills.




The statue, Aspiration over looking the pool.


  Read more about Aspiration:  http://dispatches-from-hollywood.com/2011/12/the-sheik-of-de-longpre-park/

Valentino's sudden death at 31 from a ruptured ulcer caused worldwide hysteria, several suicides, and riots at his funeral. These same crowds of women haunted the Villa Valentino in Whitley Heights for many years.   Even after Tom Lyle bought the Villa Valentino, he had to keep grieving women at bay.

Read more about the Villa Valentino in The Maybelline Story and the Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It.

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