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    A Rudolph Valentino Handwritten Letter, Circa 1925. On a sheet of Hyde Park Hotel (Knightsbridge, London) notepaper, dated "6-15," penned in black fountain pen ink on both sides, to "Fred" [Federico Beltran Masses], composed entirely in Spanish, Valentino mentions a number of subjects including how he'll see his friend in Paris "incognito," how his questions are too complicated to explain by letter so they'll speak at The Ritz, how he needs to arrange his divorce, how his film ["The Eagle"] was successful in London, and how his presence at the theatre attracted more people than the recent visit of the King and Queen, signed in the lower right corner "Querido / hermano, siempre tuyo / Rodolfo" [the original spelling of his first name]; from the Estate of Federico Beltran Masses, the noted Spanish painter who was close friends with Valentino, painted two portraits of the actor, and lived with him in Los Angeles for a period of time in 1925; consigned directly to Heritage Auctions by Beltran Masses' family. (Please note there are crease marks throughout but the letter is still legible).
    7" x 5"


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    6th Saturday
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