Valentino Affair

Author: Colin Evans
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493011685
Size: 68.78 MB
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In 1922, Rudolph Valentino was one of the most famous men alive. But few knew that the star had a dirty secret that he desperately wanted to bury. The lurid tale began a decade earlier when former Yale football star and notorious playboy Jack de Saulles made headlines across three continents by pursuing the beautiful young Chilean heiress Blanca Errázuriz, known as the Star of Santiago. After the birth of their son, though, the marriage soured. Jack was going after every chorus girl on Broadway, claiming that Blanca had banished him from their bed. By 1916, Blanca wanted a divorce, rare then and even more so in a wealthy, powerful Catholic family. Enter Valentino, then still known as Rodolfo Guglielmi, a professional dancer in New York City, famous for the Argentinean tango. Blanca discovered that her husband had been sleeping with Joan Sawyer, Rodolfo’s dance partner, so she set about cultivating the hungry young performer. Whether Blanca and Guglielmi became lovers remains unclear, but the ambitious Italian gave evidence on her behalf in divorce court. Furious, de Saulles had Guglielmi arrested on trumped-up vice charges, tarnishing the dancer’s reputation. But Blanca was fighting bigger battles. De Saulles’s family had been pulling strings, persuading the courts to grant him partial custody of their child. When it appeared that he wasn’t going to return the boy to his mother’s care, Blanca exploded. On a sweltering August night in 1917, she drove to Jack’s mansion and shot him dead. Several people witnessed the act, but Blanca’s family hired the best defense lawyer around, who salvaged de Saulles’s reputation and made Blanca out to be a saint. During the “most sensational trial of the decade,” millions devoured the juicy details of how a high-society marriage violently unraveled. Guglielmi, desperate to avoid further poisonous publicity, fled to California, changed his name to Rudolph Valentino, and the rest is Hollywood history.

Jaylin S World Dare To Live In It

Author: Brenda Hampton
Publisher: Urban Books
ISBN: 159983264X
Size: 50.92 MB
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Real estate magnate Jaylin Jerome Rogers is happily married to his one and only love, Nokea. They've got adorable kids and a lovely home in Miami Beach. The biggest mistake of Jaylin's life, his affair with Scorpio Valentino, is behind him—or so he believes. But beneath the still waters of marital bliss, drama is bubbling up! Jaylin thought Scorpio was just a short-term jump off, but his world is rocked when she reveals that he is her year-old son's father. Suddenly both of their marriages are on the rocks, as Jaylin tries to be a father to his newfound son, and Scorpio moves to Miami intent on reigniting their affair. While Nokea builds a new life for herself, her husband hatches a desperate plan to win her back.

Profoundly Erotic

Author: Joe Bob Briggs
Publisher: Universe Pub
ISBN: 9780789313140
Size: 34.43 MB
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Movie stars do it better, or so it seems. Sex on the silver screen unfolds in such a perfect way and we get sucked in. Whether we want to admit it or not, much of our sexual behavior has been learned from the movies. From Joe Bob Briggs comes Profoundly Erotic, a collection of essays on sex in film. This guide explores the most seminal films―from cult classics to Hollywood blockbusters―that both shaped and reflected America’s changing mores and codes about sex. Briggs, who has been called the Leonard Maltin of cult movies, makes good on his reputation as an off-kilter and daring movie guru in this revealing look at filmed fornication. Profoundly Erotic follows Joe Bob’s popular Profoundly Disturbing. Now Joe Bob takes on the key films that turn us on, such as It Happened One Night (1938), Lolita (1962), Belle de Jour (1967), and sex, lies, and videotape (1989). Illustrated with lurid stills and posters, the book strips down the hottest screen moments in history with the bodies we adore, from Rudolf Valentino and Mae West to Brigitte Bardot and Sharon Stone. In addition to the ten main movies, the book features a hundred more capsule reviews in “For Further Frisson” sidebars. Praise for Profoundly Disturbing: “A valuable and entertaining survey of movies that broke taboos.” ―Leonard Maltin “The book merits attention from fans tired of high-minded essays about classics such as Citizen Kane, and explains why crass, tasteless pictures often make more impact than those released with the stamp of respectability.” ―Publishers Weekly

Teach Me

Author: Andrea Martin
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475983727
Size: 45.92 MB
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Kelly Katz is a Kindergarten Teacher who believes her life is boring and is craving adventure. She is longing to find her “Mr. Right” to come and sweep her off her feet. Her most recent interest does not measure up to what Kelly wants. Right now Kelly’s focus is making sure that her best friend Casey is calm and not overwhelmed by her upcoming wedding. After meeting Valentino (the father of one of her students) during Open School Night, Kelly starts to fantasize about him. Kelly’s fantasies become reality after an unexpected meeting with Valentino one night. She soon begins an intense sexual affair with Valentino who has no problem adding Kelly into his world. Things are going great for a while until Kelly’s romantic interlude turns sour and deadly. Valentino becomes more than what Kelly had bargained for and when he becomes obsessed and then ends up dead in a hotel room, Kelly finds herself on way more than an adventure but in a murder mystery. The questions start to circle as Kelly begins to wonder who has set her up and why this situation is happening to her. This two part mystery will not only have you guessing but stunned when all is revealed.