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The Latin Lover


Who is The Latin Lover?

The Latin Lover a.k.a. Rudolph Valentino: Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla, professionally known as Rudolph Valentino, was an Italian-born actor who starred in several well-known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle, and The Son of the Sheik. An early pop icon, a sex symbol of the 1920s, he was known as the "Latin Lover" or simply as "Valentino". He had applied for American citizenship shortly before his death, which occurred at age 31, causing mass hysteria among his female fans and further propelling him into iconic status.


"The Latin Lover" is a 2004 short comedy film written by Aaron Behl& Todd Fields and directed by Aaron Behl.

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Google previewCommunicating Marginalized Masculinities (2013)

Identity Politics in TV, Film, and New Media by Ronald L. Jackson, Jamie E. Moshin

However, the Latin Lover is a necessary character type in the cultural constructions of gender and race within ballroom dancing. Thus, a Latino who can actually fulfill the technical, aesthetic, gendered and racial obligations would be a prized commodity in the celebrity spotlight that reality programs like DWTS provide. Mario Lopez would appear to have been the right person in the right place at the right time. MARIO LOPEZ AND THE CULTURAL DANCE(S) In the shadow of Valentino, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Sixties Cool (2007)

A Celebration of the Grooviest People, Events, and Artifacts of the 1960s by Chris Strodder

Marcello Mastroianni and Federico Fellini The Latin lover and master director spun movie magic in the early '60s. Peter Max This immensely gifted (and immensely popular) artist provided the graphics for the Age of Aquarius. Eugene McCarthy The cerebral senator led a grassroots presidential campaign that galvanized opposition to the Vietnam War. Patrick McGoohan One of the great cult ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods (2017)

by Mike Allen

Mastro demonstrates that Latina/os are overwhelmingly underrepresented compared with population proportions and Latina/os in media adhere to common stereotypes including the hypersexual Latina spitfire, the bandido, the Latin lover, the lazy criminal, and the domestic worker. These portrayals position Latina/os as extremes, perpetual foreigners, and unassimilable or unacculturated, which maintains a collective marginalized positionality. Valdivia's book spanning decades of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Writers and their Works (2015)

by Christopher Riches, Michael Cox

Fiction The Latin Lover, and Other Stories (1994) Fiction Short Stories.

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Quotes about The Latin Lover

It is to TV that I owe my freedom from bondage of the Latin lover roles. Television came along and gave me parts to chew on. It gave me wings as an actor. (Ricardo Montalban)
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