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    Clifton Webb's Pass to the Funeral of Rudolph Valentino. The death of Rudolph Valentino in August of 1926 created morbid fascination throughout the world and hysteria among his female fans. From Webb's estate comes this pass to Valentino's "Solemn High Funeral Mass," conducted at St. Malachy's Church in New York, August 30, 1926. The impressively engraved card gives the location and time for the funeral, adding "This card must be presented for admission to the Church it is also necessary for the passage of Automobile through Police Traffic Lines." The New York funeral attracted 80,000 mourners and nearly became a riot, and one wonders how the gentlemanly Webb regarded the sad spectacle. The card is 3.5" x 5.5" and is in Excellent condition. This is a truly fascinating item from a very grim day in film history.

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