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2019 November

Archives for November 2019

“Beauty Wanted”

“Beauty Wanted,” the title of my latest book, has special meaning for it was a life-long quest for Rudolph Valentino. Here is how he describes his rapport with beauty.

Immerso ero nella bellezza. Essa si stringeva ad ogni poro del mio corpo. La respiravo, l’amavo; era la piscina dove nuotavo, e dove nuoto ancora.” (I was immersed in beauty. It clung to every pore of my body. I breathed it, I loved it; it was the pool in which I swam, and where I still swim.)

Yes, Rudy swims in that pool; he always has and always will, a notion with which most fans can agree.

Unlike my previous Rudy-sourced books here he is not the star, yet his guest appearances paramount (pun intended!) This book explores the special relationship Beauty has with Italy and Italians plus it’s partially a memoir, Rudy’s contribution was to play wingman, enhancing and enlivening the proceedings for both writer and reader. Once again he infuses the text with wit and wisdom, his powers of observation in peak mode. And, as always, it’s been great fun to be on his wavelength!

I hope you will enjoy reading “Beauty Wanted!”