Valentino Author:Irving Shulman He was the Idol of Millions of Women. They breathed the words "The Sheik" like a prayer on their lips. They tried to tear his clothes off when he left the theater. They made his pictures huge box-office successes and they often fainted while watching them. — He was Hollywood's brightest star a destitute Italian emigrant who worked his way to the... more » top spot, an excellent actor who made millions for his studios and died hugely in debt.
He was Valentino and this is his true story, filled with intimate detail and told with total candor by Irving Shulman.« less