Boxing heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey who trained Valentino and other Hollywood notables of the era in the art of boxing, said of him, "He was the most virile and masculine of men. The women were like flies to a honeypot. He could never shake them off, anywhere he went. What a lovely, lucky guy."
Evidently mortal men in his orbit had their faces blacked out.
Stuck behind a gaggle of septuagenarians while climbing through Philadelphia's Franklin Institute Giant Walk-Through Heart I wondered out loud what would happen if someone had a heart attack inside a giant heart.
I became sufficiently smitten with Amelia Earhart while working on a research project about the ill-fated pilot to put her on my 'American heroes' list alongside Ali, and Armstrong. (No, not the pedaler/pedler.)
This prenuptial typed in 1932 from AE to GPP (George Putnam, the publishing heir) outlining the rules of their future marriage only adds to her mystique.