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Rudolph Valentino

Shirtless, in undies.

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by Anonymousreply 24July 28, 2011 11:12 PM

Not much left to the imagination there, huh?

by Anonymousreply 1July 28, 2011 10:51 AM

When are those swimsuits going to make a comeback?

by Anonymousreply 2July 28, 2011 11:34 AM

Here's a bunch of half-naked pictures from his old-timey work-out manual:

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by Anonymousreply 3July 28, 2011 11:41 AM

Gayer than an Ungaro spring frock.

by Anonymousreply 4July 28, 2011 12:32 PM

No pit hair, no body hair, oddly proportioned, and way too much Brilliantine.

by Anonymousreply 5July 28, 2011 1:05 PM

They had faces then. Oy...love this shit!

by Anonymousreply 6July 28, 2011 1:17 PM

Nice bulge, huh, R1?

by Anonymousreply 7July 28, 2011 5:45 PM

Nice ass

by Anonymousreply 8July 28, 2011 5:52 PM

Ramon Norvarro was hotter

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by Anonymousreply 9July 28, 2011 5:53 PM

I'd disagree. Valentino had the better face and by far the better body.

by Anonymousreply 10July 28, 2011 5:56 PM

What type of underwear are those anyway? They look unusual

by Anonymousreply 11July 28, 2011 5:56 PM

I think they're terrycloth tanning trunks--not actual underwear.

by Anonymousreply 12July 28, 2011 6:00 PM


by Anonymousreply 13July 28, 2011 6:21 PM

Didn't realize stars in those days posed for such revealing photos

by Anonymousreply 14July 28, 2011 6:28 PM

My dad, who was a teen in the 1920s, shaved his armpits his whole life (he died in the mid-1990s). And he groomed his hair with a dab from a jar of Vaseline. Yes, Vaseline!!! %0D %0D This was all part of male grooming taught in the 1920s so the Valentino photos don't surprise me.

by Anonymousreply 15July 28, 2011 10:27 PM

They shaved their pits in those days, R15?

I didn't think that started until the gay culture of the 1990's.

by Anonymousreply 16July 28, 2011 10:30 PM

Why was he considered so hot? He looks kind of old in that first picture. People always looked a lot older than their age in those days.

by Anonymousreply 17July 28, 2011 10:33 PM

Why, R17?

by Anonymousreply 18July 28, 2011 10:38 PM

Why what?

by Anonymousreply 19July 28, 2011 10:42 PM

Why did they look older than their age?

by Anonymousreply 20July 28, 2011 10:45 PM

Black and white photography makes you look older.

by Anonymousreply 21July 28, 2011 10:46 PM

r20 I don't know. Valentino is 27-28 (1923) in those pics. Does he look it to you? I've often looked at old pics of people and they always seemed older than their ages at the time (unless they were kids or teens).

by Anonymousreply 22July 28, 2011 10:52 PM

In those photos, he looks like what 40 today looks like.%0D %0D Part of it is the severely slicked down hair which offers NO softness to the features. Also the lighting and photography which is so formal.

by Anonymousreply 23July 28, 2011 11:08 PM

A 27-28 yo man looked like a man in the 1920's and not a boy. For the most part, people looked and acted like adults by the time they were 21; many were married (with children) by the time they were 21. Through the years, adulthood (as in adult responsibilities) has been postponed to later and later ages, although my mother who got married in the early 60's at 25 was still viewed as an older bride. It has gotten to the point where I run into 30 yo who call themselves "kids".

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