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    The Son of the Sheik (United Artists, 1926). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    Beautiful color is the first thing one notices about this rare title card, and the second thing is the beautiful Rudolph Valentino. Although Valentino came to the attention of the movie-going public in 1921 with a career-making role in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, it was his portrayal of Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan in The Sheik (1921) that made him a world-wide icon. Although the movie was criticized on virtually every level, it was an overwhelming success at the box office, so much so that a sequel was released several years later. The Son of the Sheik, however, is everything The Sheik was not. Exciting, adventurous, thrilling, and wildly romantic, this movie presents a bold, confident Valentino at the peak of his creative powers. Tragically, this would be the last picture in which Valentino would appear. On August 23, 1926, at the age of 34, Valentino died from a perforated ulcer. Nearly immaculate, this title card shows only a smudge in the bottom border. Very Fine/Near Mint.


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