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Hollywood Memorial

Rudolph Valentino

This silent screen greats’ grave in Hollywood Forever Cemetery was famous for the visits of the mysterious “woman in black” who brought red roses and quietly sobbed, each year on the anniversary of his death then disappeared. Actress Pola Negri claimed that Valentino had asked her to marry him. At his wake she leaned over the corpse and kissed him square on the lips and then fainted dead away, claiming the dead Valentino whispered “I’ll always love you” in her ear making world headlines during the frenzy surrounding his death and funeral, the cartage to the then Hollywood Park Cemetery being miles long and viewed by over 100,000 people from the sidewalks of Hollywood.