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Valentino: The First Superstar Hardcover – 30 Apr 2002

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  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Metro Books, London; New edition edition (30 April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843580136
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843580133
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 4.4 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,752,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Valentino was the hero-worshipped, legendary Latin lover of the silent screen, the smouldering-eyed fabled Sheik to whom the world's women swooned. The author talked to friends of the star wh ohave until now remained silent; and followed up leads, coming up with the truth about about his childhood, his sex-life, and his mysterious death. The book includes the story of his rags-to-riches life and reveals the answers to questions to: why two wives walked out of his life - one on thier wedding night; why he was arrested for bigamy; if he really was The Great Lover off screen, or if he was just a jumped up gigolo; what the taunt was that haunted him to the grave and why people claimed he had been murdered - shot or poisoned.

About the Author

Noel Botham was born in York in 1940 and educated at Dulwich College. He has been a crime reporter and war correspondent, covering conflicts in the Middle East, Czechoslovakia and Algeria. He worked for the Evening Star and the Daily Herald before becoming Chief Reporter of the Daily Sketch. He is now a freelance series writer, working principally for the News of the World. He is married with four children, and lives in Surrey.

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2.0 out of 5 starsNot factual
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Donna Hill
1.0 out of 5 starsA rehash at best
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3.0 out of 5 starsLightweight but pleasant telling of the Valentino legend
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