Maria Frau (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Maria Frau

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Maria Frau was an Italian actress in the 1950s. Because Hollywood filmmakers larged ignored her, she never transitioned into a Hollywood starlet. In 1955, she was hailed as the “latest entrant in the don’t-you-think-that-she-outdoes-Gina-Lollobrigida? sweepstakes.” In 1957, her beauty was briefly compared to that of Dolores Del Rio. The same publicist also claimed that she […]

Rudolph Valentino

Rudolph Valentino – Photos and Quotes

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“Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams.” — Rudolph Valentino   “He’s too foreign looking. The girls would never like him.” — D.W. Griffith‘s early assessment of Valentino. Source: Emily W. Leider’s book, Dark Lover. […]