Thursday, February 24, 2011

Valentino's death mourned at grave site by Lady in Black for over 50 years.

Tom Lyle's sister's Mabel and Eva with their husbands, Chet and Ches, on the veranda of Rudolph Valentino's Villa in the Hollywood Hills,  August, 1937 -  

Here's the earliest photograph I have of a Lady in Black (click,) mourning Rudolph Valentino, Aug. 23, 1937, 11 years after the movie star's death. In the first few years, memorial services were held on the anniversary, although the services eventually ceased and the large crowds dwindled to about 50 mourners.

Taken from LA Times, click highlighted Lady in Black to see pictures   Lady in Black 

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