RUDOLPH VALENTINO MYSTERY SWEATSHIRT

RUDOLPH VALENTINO MYSTERY SWEATSHIRT

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Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguella (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926), professionally known as Rudolph Valentino, was an Italian actor in America who starred in several well-known silent films. He was an early pop icon, a sex symbol of the 1920s, who was known as the "Latin lover" or simply as "Valentino".

CLUE#1 THE SHEIK

The Sheik is a 1921 American silent romantic drama film produced starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres. It was based on the bestselling romance novel of the same name by Edith Maude Hull. The Sheik became so popular that the word came to be used to mean a young man on the prowl. The object of a Sheik's desire was dubbed "a Sheba". The film defined not only his career but his image and legacy.

CLUE#2 1926

On August 15, 1926, Valentino collapsed at the Hotel Ambassador on Park Avenue in Manhattan. He was hospitalized at the New York Polyclinic Hospital. During the early hours of Monday, August 23, Valentino was briefly conscious and chatted with his doctors about his future, but soon lapsed into a coma. He died a few hours later at the age of 31.His premature death at the age of 31 caused mass hysteria among his female fans and further propelled him to iconic status.
An estimated 100,000 people lined the streets of Manhattan to pay their respects at his funeral,handled by the Frank Campbell Funeral Home. Suicides of despondent fans were reported. Windows were smashed as fans tried to get in and an all-day riot erupted on August 24. Over 100 mounted officers and NYPD's Police Reserve were deployed to restore order. A phalanx of officers lined the streets for the remainder of the viewing.

CLUE#3 FALCON LAIR

An estate above Benedict Canyon in Bel Air, Los Angeles. The estate was built in 1925 by Rudolph Valentino, who named it Falcon Lair after his unproduced film, The Hooded Falcon. He filled the house with antiques and memorabilia from his travels. Shortly after the purchase, he and Natacha Rambova divorced. Valentino retained Falcon Lair, hosted parties, and kept horses in his stable. After his death in 1926 it was auctioned off to settle his debts.It is better known as a residence of heiress Doris Duke from 1952 until 1998.

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A mystery sweatshirt is a sweatshirt dedicated to an iconic person with 3 embroidered clues.
The sweatshirt comes either in black with white embroidery or grey with black embroidery.

Each sweatshirt is made to order in Los Angeles. The whole process takes 7 to 10 days. The sweatshirts have a classic cut, loose body, raglan sleeves and crew neck for an elegant look. We use quality fabrics and ribbing made here in Los Angeles.

There is a catalogue of almost 200 people available for order, with icons of art, music, literature, fashion, cinema and crime.
We have been making these sweatshirts for almost 5 years and they have been our best selling products. People love them as they are a clever and well designed way to pay homage to all these inspiring legends. All the clues are carefully researched, these sweatshirts make a really special and thoughtful present. 

This item is made to order so no returns will be accepted, if you have any questions please contact us at : sorellipresents@gmail.com