Monday, October 4, 2010

Kevin Brownlow & David Gill - Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film - 06 - Swanson and Valentino (1980)

Description: Some stars are born great, others have greatness thrust upon them. The stories of Gloria Swanson, perhaps the most successful actress of the silent era, and Valentino, the Great Lover, the idol of millions of women in the 20's whose private life was just the opposite, possible divorce and looming bankruptcy.

Two of the great romantic legends of the silent screen are profiled. Rudolph Valentino's on-screen persona is remarkably different from his real personal life, as recounted by his brother, Albert, and Gloria Swanson recalls her meteoric rise - and fall - with remarkable candor.

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