THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED SHEET MUSIC BY VILMA BANKY..
VILMA BANKY-THAT NIGHT IN ARABY-FROM THE 1926 FILM THE SON OF THE SHEIK-COVER IS SIGNED BY VILMA BANKY-CONDITION OF THE SHEET MUSIC AND AUTOGRAPH IS VERY GOOD.
Vilma Bánky (January 9, 1898 - March 18, 1991) was a Hungarian-born American silent film actress, although the early part of her acting career began in Budapest, spreading to France, Austria, and Germany
She was hailed as "The Hungarian Rhapsody" and was an immediate hit with American audiences. She appeared opposite silent greats Rudolph Valentino in The Eagle (1925) and The Son of the Sheik (1926) and Ronald Colman in a series of fantastic love stories, including The Dark Angel and The Winning of Barbara Worth. Prior to Valentino's death, he and Bánky were close friends, and although affairs were rumored throughout Hollywood, there were just that - rumors. Bánky realized he needed a friend more than anything. Her other close Hollywood friends included Victor Varconi, Gloria Swanson, Lya de Putti, Lily Damita, and Leatrice Joy. It is commonly believed that her thick Hungarian accent cut her career short with the advent of sound, however she began losing interest in films and wanted to settle down with Rod, and simply be a wife. By 1928, in fact, she had begun announcing her intention to retire in a few years. Of her twenty four films, seven exist in their entirety (Der Zirkuskönig, The Son of the Sheik, The Eagle, The Winning of Barbara Worth, The Night of Love, A Lady to Love, and The Rebel) and three exist in fragments (Tavaszi Szerelem in scattered bits and the first five reels of The Magic Flame and an incomplete copy of Two Lovers).