Shadoplay Publishing Co.
Volume 1, number 1
Two of the most popular early film stars’ lives were cut short by tragedy. One the first stars with overt sex appeal was the “Latin Lover,” Rudolph Valentino, who died of peritonitis in 1926 at age thirty-one. The original “Blond Bombshell,” actress Jean Harlow, died in 1937 of kidney failure at age twenty-six.