Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Defending Us One More Time Against Tracy Terhune and David Bret's Lies


I have been forced by Tracy Ryan Terhune and David Bret to respond to their disgusting and sadistic attacks against me, my husband Renato and our books for eleven years now. I am sorry to have to do so again today, but I vow to do nothing less until my dying breath (which I know they so eagerly anticipate).

I respond because what they get away with on that blog they run under my book's title to divert my web traffic to find their filth... is a crime and my responding is my way of telling the world what they are doing and have done to us without cessation.

My responding is also to focus attention on Tracy Terhune's abhorrent and underhanded campaign to bury a book he did not like, Affairs Valentino and destroy us. This has been confirmed in detail to us by someone who at one point was a part of their campaign, Ms. Cindy Martin. I also draw attention to Tracy Terhune's nearly a decade of effort now to sadistically torture us by running his designated hate Affairs Valentino blog which he fills with vile name-calling of us and wicked and insulting accusations as well as where he demonstrates his tacit approval of and promotion of David Bret.

In their latest joint post on that designated hate blog they run under my book's title... Tracy Terhune again and so feebly I might add.. holds up as so-called “proof” George Ullman sold something Valentino once owned in a private sale... in his cheesy effort to impugn Ullman...this man, Valentino's closest friend and trusted business manager, who sacrificed so very much for the sake of the Valentino family.....

...and again with Bret chiming in behind his master...while sadly holding out hope that someone, anyone... will still believe his lie that Valentino was gay... with his citing of yet another of his sources as being an, “unpublished” rare manuscript; this time by Robert Florey. Well it was not so unpublished and much more about that “source” very soon.

Both of these men collaborate still and have over years and years in a mind-boggling display both in content and quantity of cyber-bullying, stalking and trolling of us...doing everything they accuse us of doing. Linking back and forth between their various hate blogs about us which they have run over the years, they revel in their name-calling and no where is this more offensive than in calling us homophobic.

This when their actions in wielding the subject of homophobia to frivolously impugn people they don't like, is the height of homophobia. I consider David Bret one of the most homophobic people I have ever had the misfortune of knowing about and Terhune supporting this action by providing a platform for him makes him 100% complicit... and in such things as calling Father Michael Morris, “Padre Liberace” and repeatedly using the word lesbian to demean.

Bret's themes of Hitler, perverted sexual themes, my deceased father and his tremendous lies about me having a drug history and run-ins with the police and worse for eleven long years... have all been presented to the world as a perfect and nightmarish blend with Terhune's threats and ominous satanic images... with his screaming messages in capital red letters, such as, “DO YOU THINK I AM BLUFFING?” as he vowed once to sue me into oblivion as he did with someone else who dared to cross his path. More about that soon too.

What a team from hell these two are for us as they continue with their recruits... those loyal to their cause of calling their victims names including bullies, homophobes, hitlerian...while sniggering over our impending deaths... with their tick tocking...? How long must this go on?

Terhune feels compelled to cite ad nausea, Valentino's handyman as a “source” when it has been proven again and again and in detail how handyman Lou Mahoney lied about many things and told very tall tales, i.e. his brother did not found the Cinema Finance Company, i.e., he did in fact own and run the dry cleaning business, i.e. he was never Valentino's manager, etc. I have covered this in detail in our handyman podcast episode and in Affairs Valentino.

As no book on Valentino ever mentioned this lowly member of the Valentino household staff, Lou Mahoney, at all and as in not even once... until Lou wrote himself into the story... he is scarcely a credible source about the Valentino history.

He created his story with reckless abandon and an absolute disrespect for the truth. Mahoney gained his esteemed role in Terhune's version of the fractured tale when he absconded with that mother lode of Valentino's possessions from Falcon Lair after the star's death... which Terhune now owns.

Mahoney created his character in the story when he granted interviews and made those taped memoirs which are so very inaccurate. Terhune seems to ignore all the data I brought forth, the court records and even Lou's own testimony.. and keeps repeating the words of Mahoney as gospel. Oh brother, they are not.

And if Terhune wants to impugn Ullman based on a private sale of a Valentino artifact... Wow. I think he needs to look to his own back yard before passing any judgment on that. How outrageously hypocritical of him.

Again in responding today, I reiterate that whatever Terhune and Bret post on that blog under my book's title is by default bullying of us because of the history of that blog and what these two men have done there and continue to do.

I find it nearly unbelievable that David Bret, the man who was found guilty of defaming me in an Italian court, the man who Cindy Martin said Terhune feared would ever be physically on US soil... continues with an apparent total lack of pride to support Terhune's bully blog with his groveling comments.

One of the worst things about being terrorized by these two men all these years... because I wrote a book on Rudolph Valentino titled Affairs Valentino.... was that Terhune and Bret recruited; recruited each other, recruited other people in their “Campaign to Ruin Evelyn” as Ms. Cindy Martin told us they refer to it...

Bret put out his call for someone to help him in his worthy cause of terrorizing me on his Facebook page in 2010 , several times actually...and did so front and center. He specifically called out for people to put him in touch with Tracy Ryan Terhune to help “put this woman down”.

Apparently there was an instant bond between them when they did connect... instant. Now knowing what we would be going through at the hands of these two men over the subsequent ten years... it was a match made in hell. One of them obsessed with satan, satan, satan and the other obsessed with death, sex and gore.

The collaboration of these two men was loudly blessed by the silence of the Valentino family... and assisted throughout by various “molls on the sidelines” as my friend Father Michael Morris called them... those who spied and gathered information to pass along.

For there has always been a coven of acolytes dutifully worshiping at the altar of Tracy Terhune's Valentino relics. Because this is his power and in my opinion his only draw. If he had not the funds and had not purchased as much of Valentino's earthly belongings as he could get his hands on... what position would he hold? In my opinion it would certainly not be won by his personality. He knows fans of Valentino swoon over the man's relics and this is what he has.

These acolytes have been ever-changing over the years, people roped into the obedient and unquestioning cult mentality... which Ms. Martin, when she briefly parted ways with them...referred to as a “mob mentality”.... Where I grew up... recruiting people to help you do harm to someone else is called, “ganging up” on someone.

It is not really rocket science to see how Terhune and Bret “ganged up on us” and I guess ever since they first realized they had something in common; their maniacal hatred for the truth about Valentino's story...their maniacal hatred of me, of Renato and a maniacal desire to ruin us and bury Affairs Valentino forever. I know this all sounds over the top and extreme but it is exactly what has happened and is happening to us.

They are the “barbaric opposition” which was referred to by Tony Bonn, publisher of The American Chronicle... in his review of Affairs Valentino, which I excerpt on the back cover of the book. 

Why would they do this? For many reasons.... but their prime reasons for being so offended could be that in Affairs Valentino I explain:

...how Rudolph Valentino “became” gay because of a hoax perpetuated by a homophobic porn fiction author who wanted to exploit homosexuality as something titillating to sell his salacious books.

...I explain with documents how George Ullman was the hero of the story and how Alberto Valentino squandered the Valentino estate funds and lied for years about the facts of the settlement of the estate while wrongly impugning Ullman, etc.

… I explain how collectors control the false narrative for the family in return for relics.

….I discovered copies of the case file of court records which the family and collectors have tried to hide from public access

...I told the story of Terhune's Saint Mahoney... and revealed his role in the disappearance of the second page of Valentino's will... and how his silence ruined Ullman's life.

It has not been an easy environment in which to work, knowing these two poison pens are twirling their mustaches, with the damsel already tied to the railroad tracks and the train whistling around the bend. Since as far back as 2010, I have been doxed, stalked, defamed and tortured with thousands of posts such as just this one from David Bret which is public record:


And as much as Terhune tried for a few years to hide his working with Bret, the documentation has presented itself that he sure was. Such as this post by Bret which is again public court record.



I know they are reading this blog, because they respond to nearly everything I post here. It is tempting to write to them directly in the first person but I refuse to converse with the devils.


Tuesday, June 2, 2020

S. George Ullman was an Honest Man - It Bears Repeating

We published the entire California Court of Appeals exoneration verdict of Rudolph Valentino's manager, S. George Ullman in our Affairs Valentino Companion Guide...and I have excerpted it many times. But I feel the proof needs to be shared again and again... George Ullman was a man of high integrity and completely exonerated on all charges of fraud and mismanagement frivolously brought against him by Valentino's brother Alberto. 

Despite this exoneration, Alberto spent his life misrepresenting/lying about the facts of Ullman's case and this mindless impugning continues to this day... with Tracy Ryan Terhune seizing every opportunity to insinuate and portray Ullman as a villain. His acolyte David Bret chimes in from the sidelines by calling him a snake. The documents prove them both very wrong. This is one reason Terhune and Bret have done and still do all they can to prevent people from reading Affairs Valentino. 

I am proud to have discovered the court records of Ullman's appeal which provides evidence of his exoneration. I am also proud to have located his two children who shared his archive with me. It was on their encouragement I pursued and found the true story of this much-maligned man. 

I think the facts bear repeating. I have isolated a few quotes (below) from the Appeals Court verdict. I am sure I will be accused of writing them, but I did not. 


1. His innocence is declared.




2. In the following citation, the court agrees with Ullman, ruling that Valentino instructed him to continue to run his business in the event of his death. George Ullman's authority in this was heavily disputed by Alberto Valentino. 


3. This citation, for me, constitutes the bottom line: in light of the proof of Ullman's financial success, how was there any mismanagement? 


4. This is from George Ullman's archive and his copy of the notice of his exoneration in the Hollywood Reporter. I find the comment how Valentino's "nephew" Jean objected that Ullman made too many cash advances to the "other heirs" incredible. That would be his Aunt Maria and "father" Alberto.  It all makes me wonder if they even knew at all what was going on. 


Monday, June 1, 2020

"...like sky writing.."


An article I found which I thought I would share. This is from the Tampa Tribune, April 30, 1948. And more about this interesting lady soon! 




Sunday, May 31, 2020

Jeanne De Recqueville on French Television

Renato has edited a portion of a French television show where Jeanne DeRecqueville appeared. She appears with her protege; a young man she was then promoting to play Valentino. And we plan to do a voice over in English of this video soon but I wanted to share it. For now it is in French! 

https://youtu.be/vtVDrI0eAM0

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Renato Sends His Sympathies

In response to David Bret's absurdly petty comments about Evelyn's last post, I was reminded of the verse in the Bible in Matthew, 7, 3-5... “Why does one look at the speck of sawdust in their brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in their own?”

A banal misspelling for Bret becomes a valid reason for derision and insult; as a street predator he hides behind virtual bushes to jump out and hit with his hopeless affirmations and arrogant presumptions.

It would be a far better use of time for Bret to have revised his own translation into the language of Dante and Manzoni, which he claims to know so well. I laughed loudly as I read the title of his book, “Rudolph Valentino: L'uomo Ei Suoi Uomini”. Even his title contains two delusional and glaring mistakes.

The subsequent reading of his book's blurb, written in a way even an illiterate could not conceive, proves that the translation was done without any knowledge of Italian grammar and of the semantic values of the words used. Above all, it reads as if it was written under the influence of hallucinogenic potions and with the contribution of the worst possible automatic translator and obviously without even the slightest revision by a native speaker of the language.

I am truly amazed that Tracy Ryan Terhune continues to offer a stage for Bret's exploits, because in this way, in addition to being an accomplice aware of judicial ordinances, he proves to be equally as much of a mean-spirited nit-picker. And I do not understand how such a petty character like that can claim the right to pontificate authoritatively before the earthy remains of Rudolph Valentino and with the approval of the actor's family who, in this way, show remarkably little respect for the one whose reflected light grants them such undeserved attention.

How low you have all fallen as you create your own sad fate.
With all my sympathies,
Renato Floris

Friday, May 29, 2020

The Souvenir



I share this image from our home, because there is a story to that piece of red clay roofing tile there on the shelf. This tile was once a part of the roof of the Falcon Lair stables. It came to Renato this way.

In the mid-1990's Renato traveled to Los Angeles as an advance production man for the Italian television RAI's production of the documentary on Valentino, “Lo Squardo di Valentino”... translated as “Valentino's Glance”.

His host and Valentino expert was Ms. Patricia Lampinen. At the time, she was known for publishing a regular newsletter about Valentino. Renato is not completely sure but recalls she lived in Minneapolis.

At one point in their filming, the documentary production team hosted a luncheon at an Italian restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard where they celebrated a sort of birthday party for Valentino. They set up this luncheon to interview Valentino fans who attended.

One of these fans attending the RAI luncheon organized by Renato was Tracy Terhune. Go figure. And he appears in one brief segment of the documentary. Renato has the documentary file and will be uploading it on our Youtube channel soon. It is only in Italian but maybe that can be another translation project for Renato... an English voice over.

So back to the roof tile...Ms. Lampinen went up to Falcon Lair during her visit to Los Angeles as would be expected. Upon her arrival she noticed they were changing the roof tiles on the stables. She managed to abscond with a few of the old tiles as treasured souvenirs. Before she said goodbye to the Italian film makers from Turin, she made sure Renato had one of the tiles.

Our little piece of Falcon Lair... from our home to yours...thanks to Patricia Lampinen.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

In Response to Tracy Terhune's “Saints Over Satan” Image of 2/22/2018


I respond to Tracy Terhune's most recent claim we hate him and he is our victim with the following:

After he runs/administrates a vicious, designated hate blog under my book's title for eight years and counting,
After he runs/organizes, according to Cindy Martin, a syndicate of haters and a “Campaign to Ruin Evelyn” with the intent to do our business harm,
After he instills for years, a “mob mentality” in those he recruits in this campaign,
After he calls us names and chirps in anticipation of our deaths,
After he provides David Bret with a platform to post his lie-filled insanity about us,
After Terhune posts... and for years... threatening and disturbing images on the home page of that blog to greet people seeking information about my book (see below),
After he debases and defames us relentlessly, forcing us to respond and respond and defend and defend for years on end,
And much more....!
I would say that after all of this...logically Tracy Terhune can not expect anyone on earth to believe he is our victim. No one believes that. And I venture to say even he does not believe it... it is just strategy to harass us further.

Feeling smug in his choice of that tired old and cheesy Google Blogger backdrop of books on shelves… I guess posted in the hopes of giving an illusion he is learned (as in he read one of those books?)... he dares to pass that eight year old hateful and terrifying blog off as some literary critique. Fat chance...he fools no one.

Only the lowest kind of scum on earth would stoop so low as to publicly do all of those things and more I am very sure which I do not now about... and not own it. And is it not even lower still for him to accuse his actual victims of doing what he does to them... to him?

Shifty crooks behave like that... scheming their nefarious plans while thinking they are fooling everyone with a phony upright citizen exterior.

To me that is about as fake as a person can be. Does Tracy Terhune really think the Valentino world has not noticed? Well, I am pleased to say that many have.

Many people visit that blog and then write us absolutely furious about it. They encourage us to respond. People are not going to that blog for wit or wisdom because there is nothing there but hate.

The duplicitous Tracy Terhune mocks us...two 70's year old people and mocks our efforts. He bullies us mercilessly on that blog and has for many years all while presenting himself before Valentino's crypt reading the Bible as he basks in some keeper of the relics' aura. And without those relics to wave about where would he be in that regard?

I say over time the inevitable is happening. People are seeing through the phony veneer. What is Abraham Lincoln's famous expression?

“You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you can not fool all of the people all the time.”

Terhune might want to heed that advice. The disparity between his two personas...of the bible puncher and the behind-the-scenes most hateful blogger...well that disparity is diminishing. He becomes one.

And as far as us “hating” him, I find that ridiculous statement far more revealing about his feelings than ours. And in my opinion he is a victim... a victim of his own terrible personality.

Here follows another of Tracy Ryan Terhune's disturbing images he posted on the home page of his “literary critique”. I think his posting this image on his hate Affairs Valentino blog on February 22, 2018 at 11:15 a.m., also says way more about him than us.


#kindnessoverhate