15 February 2011


I meant to post this video yesterday in honor of Valentine’s Day but I didn't get a chance so apologies for my tardiness.

Valentine's Day brings to mind many things—cupids, big boxes of chocolates, red roses. For me, I am also reminded of the original Latin Lover, the great seducer of the silent screen, Rudolph Valentino. Although there have been many matinee idols since, Valentino was the original screen lover. So great was his attraction that women were known to swoon at screenings of his films. And when he died at the untimely age of 31 in 1926, there were reports of women committing suicide.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) was the film that gave Valentino his big break. In this clip, Valentino is seen doing two of the things he did very well—dancing and seducing. The film proved so popular that it started a craze for the Tango and gaucho pants in America. It also turned Valentino into a major star. Whatever your taste, after watching this guy, you've got to admit he had something. So watch and enjoy!

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