Continuing with this month’s theme, I thought you guys would get a kick out of this little article from Motion Picture Classic, September 1926 (right click to enlarge):
The grand total of Rudy’s The Son of the Shek outfit is–$11,260! Pretty steep for 1926, that for sure. Hmm, wonder how much that might be today?
There’s a lot of average 1920s salaries packed into the price tag for Rudy’s robes…! It’s interesting that this article came out just a couple weeks after Rudy’s death, yet it was clearly written beforehand and published just as usual. Since he passed away in late August, maybe there wasn’t time to update it. I’ve noticed it wasn’t unusual for some fan magazines to be slightly behind the times.
This all reminds me–here’s a similar article from another Motion Picture Classic which I shared a couple years ago, featuring one of Rudy’s “sheik” rivals, Ramon Novarro:
That single silk handkerchief would be about $14 today–and that’s just a minor part of the ensemble. Phew!
Well, I’m off to shop at some thrift stores–maybe Target too, just to be fancy. Have a grand day everyone!