Lisa Cousins also alerted me to this curious video of a "ghost" at Valentino's grave. Recognize the voice? While I don't think they ever met in life, seems these two men can't escape being linked in death.
Friday, August 24, 2012
The other celebrity death of 1926
Yesterday I attended the 85th Annual Rudolph Valentino Memorial Service held at his grave site in Hollywood Forever Cemetery (also the final resting place of Edward Saint). Of course, Valentino died only two months before Houdini, and also of peritonitis. At last year's memorial, magician Lisa Cousins delivered a talk about Houdini and Valentino. Nothing Houdini related this year, but I was thrilled to get a photo of the reigning "Lady in Black" after she had laid her rose at Valentino's crypt.