INTRODUCING my POP ART tribute to "The Latin Lover", Rudolph Valentino!
The Rudolph Valentino Cheroot Cuff! Substantial Sterling Silver with dimensional detail and beautiful hand-enameled rich color on the outside, bright polished interior, with a hidden quote from Valentino: "An American may speak love with his lips. The Italian must say it with his eyes."
Rudolph Valentino Enameled Sterling Silver Cheroot Cuff. Approximately 6-3/8"x1-5/8"x 6/8" . Hand Made, Hand Enameled and Hand Signed in America. We ship all over the world.
Born in Italy in 1895, Rudolph Valentino emigrated to Ellis Island as a young man, couldn't hold a job as a bus boy, or various other menial jobs, BUT became a Hollywood Legend of the Silent Film Era, and was dubbed "The Latin Lover". Sort of the pre-Frank Sinatra-- as he had massive amounts of swooning fans. There were 100,000 of them with umbrellas on the rainy day of his funeral, fainting and being kept orderly by mounted police. (You can SEE this on YouTube!)
Valentino was ALSO one of the first in Hollywood to offer an award for artistic accomplishments in films; the Academy Awards later followed suit. In 1925, he gave out his only medal to John Barrymore for his performance in Beau Brummel. The award, named the Rudolph Valentino Medal, required the agreement of Valentino, two judges, and the votes of 75 critics. Everyone other than Valentino himself was eligible