Rudolph Valentino signature matador outfit by Travis Banton for the 1922 Blood and Sand
Start Price:60,000.00 USD
Estimated At:60,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD
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SOLD at 2011 Jun 18 @ 12:12UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Rudolph Valentino “Juan Gallardo” signature “Suit of Lights” matador outfit by Travis Banton for the 1922 Blood and Sand. (Paramount, 1922) Exquisite purple satin matador outfit, jacket, vest and pants, decorated with intricate silver bullion, red faceted stones, sequins and bead fringe. Jacket has United blue label handwritten “Rudolph Valentino” and stamped “11.” Pants have handwritten “Rud Valentino #1 M3067 113140” and stamped “Paramount Wardrobe 10.” Worn by Rudolph Valentino as “Juan Gallardo” and dubbed the “Suit of Lights” in the 1922 film, Blood and Sand. Fragile, but in very stable condition considering its age. Two replacement pieces of silk appear on the sides of the jacket, measuring approx. 8 in. x 4 in. wide, possibly done for the 1941 version. One of the most important costumes in film history!