Saint Laurent. Then that success was hollow as well as vast—a colossal and preposterous nothing. He was usually thinking about the spaghetti and meatballs he was going to have for dinner that evening. Suicides of despondent fans were reported. Spring -- an accomplished scholar, art historian and the author of earlier books on artists Paul Cadmus, Fairfield Porter and others -- has achieved something exceptional in writing Secret Historian:
Valentino and Giammetti were together for 12 years.
June Mathis had moved to Goldwyn Pictureswhere she was in charge of the Ben-Hur project, and interested in casting Valentino in the film. In thrall to his subject, he glamorises every facet of a squalid life, omitting no titillating detail and salivating over the crudest excesses. Any man slipping on a Sheik was slipping on a Valentino. XX BNF:
Our world is part of the product.