Thursday, May 4, 2006

Rudolph Valentino Tradition Revived On Monday (May 8)

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – You’ve heard of dancing on someone’s grave, but what about dancing on their star?

That’s what will be happening on Monday (May 8) to honor the 111th anniversary of the birth of silent film-era sex symbol Rudolph Valentino.

Fans will gather at Valentino’s star at 6164 Hollywood Boulevard to watch a performance of the tango he made famous in his breakthrough movie, The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse.

There will also be a reappearance by the legendary “Lady In Black,” who is a female fan wearing a veil who shows up on Valentino’s birthday with flowers.

Valentino died in 1926, as has the original “Lady In Black”, but the woman who will be appearing is reportedly her granddaughter.

Silent movies may be all but dead, but Valentino’s legend remains alive according to Bernard Hoffman, Jr., whose Dad taught “Rudy” the tango that made him famous.

As he puts it, “Every actor still wants to be him. I even read where John Travolta believes he’s Valentino reincarnated.”

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