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36 Topic Pages Found in Arts & Leisure and starting with the letter V
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Rudolph Valentino

originally Rodolpho Alphonso Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla 1895-1926 Italian-born US film actor, a great screen idol of the 1920s Rudolph

Vadim, Roger, 1928-2000

French film and theatre director, actor, and writer, of Ukrainian descent. He is most renowned for the sexually explicit nature of his films and the

Open Vampires

In contemporary popular culture, vampires are fictitious immortal creatures of the night who sustain themselves by drinking the blood of the living.

Open Vandalism

The crime of vandalism varies greatly. However, most vandalism occurs against property that is on street level. Vehicles, warehouses, residential and

Open Van Dyck, Anthony, 1599-1641
Van Dyck, Anthony, 1599-1641

Flemish painter. He was an assistant to Rubens from 1618 to 1620, then worked briefly in England at the court of James I before moving to Italy in

van Nistelrooy, Ruud

Dutch footballer. Known for his lethal finishing, he has become one of the most feared strikers in European football. Manchester United signed him

Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964

( văn vĕk'tӘn ), 1880–1964, American music critic, novelist, and photographer, b. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, grad. Univ. of Chicago, 1903. While he was a

Varnish and varnishing

homogeneous solution of gum or of natural or synthetic resins in oil (oil varnish) or in a volatile solvent (spirit varnish), which dries on exposure

Vasari, Giorgio, 1511-1574

Born in the Florentine subject city of Arezzo, Giorgio was the child of a potter, and precocious enough for Cardinal Silvio Passerini, guardian of the


( vôd'vĭl ), originally a light song, derived from the drinking and love songs formerly attributed to Olivier Basselin and called Vau, or Vaux, de