Monday, February 21, 2011

Rudolph Valentino's Villa in 1936 in black and white photography.

Tom Lyle Williams, founder of The Maybelline Company at his Villa Valentino standing next to his sister Mabel and her husband Ches Hewes  
and his sister Eve and her husband Chet Haines all circling the art deco statue,Aspiration, in 1937 during Maybelline's Art Deco period.                              

This beautiful vintage picture was taken at the Villa Valentino in 1937 and truly is a nostalgic piece of Hollywood history.  Tom Lyle Williams sister Mabel standing next to him, is Maybelline's namesake.

Scroll down and enjoy some of Maybelline's amazing Art Deco advertisements from the 1930's, and further down you will find posts describing Rudolph Valentino's Villa in Whitley Heights after the "Great Lover's" death in 1926. 

I will be posting more views from the stunning Villa Valentino all this week, so stay tuned for captivating black and white photographs of Tom Lyle and his sisters Mabel and Eva on the veranda, in the garden and looking up to the Hollywood Hills from Hollywood Blvd. 

Please post a comment it would be much apprecitated.  Read more about Tom Lyle and The Maybelline Company in my book The Maybelline Story and the Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It. 

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