Friday, January 31, 2020

The Books That Tracy Ryan Terhune Does Not Want You to Read

Contrary to what was posted on Tracy Ryan Terhune's "Evelyn Zumaya is Bad, Bad, Bad" blog... (check out his horrendous bullying of us on @ he can scarcely claim it is an opinion when telling people my books are "pure fiction" and "agenda driven" and that they should be "avoided completely at all cost". Especially when he writes this within a context of name-calling and insults of the highest order.

 He can certainly say he did not like the book, that would be his opinion. 100%. But making a statement such as that about my work is  obvious in its malicious intent. This is especially so after a decade of his tremendous and heinous and public abuse of me and mine online.  I think Tracy Terhune knows this is far, far from the truth. As Michael Morris wrote, Affairs Valentino is the, "best researched book on Valentino ever written."

I have shared more of my sources than possibly necessary, (including publishing a book of supportive documentation)  and been forthcoming in answering all questions. Telling someone Affairs Valentino is pure fiction and telling them to avoid it... is impeding my right to do a legitimate business and it is defamation.

This is just more of the same campaign of defamation, harassment and bullying which has been going on for a decade... I cite as example, when "they" purported I forged the court records which became a major source of my work; this was a vicious ploy to defame me and convince their followers that my work was fiction. It certainly is not. It never has been and never will be.

Ms. Cindy Martin informed us that she was never told that "they" had access those court records while they told her they did not exist. I thank her for telling us that and am sorry they deceived her in this way.  And Tracy Ryan Terhune apparently quite inadvertently admitted he knew of three collectors who had them in their possession.. this... while I was being accused of forging them. It can not be both ways.

Telling an interested party that my work is fictional and not opinion but fabrication (a fancy word for lie) and blatantly designed to ruin my name and compromise the integrity of my work. My book Affairs Valentino is the most heavily cited and documented book on Rudolph Valentino.

And if this was not, as Ms. Martin told us, a "campaign to ruin our work"... then why would Tracy Ryan Terhune continue after all these years to run a blog, so obviously steeped in hatred, under my book's title where he calls us names, mocks our age while providing a platform for defamatory and false commentary and where he willfully diverts web traffic seeking information about my book to find this vile residue of feigned and pathetically written lies about me and my husband Renato Floris. Tracy Terhune does not link this hate blog to his main Facebook group and I do not wonder why. It is disgusting abuse. I respond..

It has been ten years and counting that they.. as they call themselves, "the team",  have been trying to prevent the public from reading our books and judging for themselves... I consider that a major fail on their behalf. If Tracy Ryan Terhune considers Affairs Valentino so worthless, then why has he been running a blog under its title for seven years now and counting?

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Book Tracy Ryan Terhune Does Not Want You to Read

The book they do not want you to read. For over a decade those who tout themselves as Valentino experts have done all they can to bury Affairs Valentino in their lies and innuendo. Read it for yourself, as Lady Gaga did some time ago. I must have written an incredible book for it to still be their target after a decade and counting. Affairs Valentino is available on Amazon and on all book selling venues. #affairsvalentino 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Quality Books You Should Read on Rudolph Valentino

Our library of scholarly & entertaining books on Rudolph Valentino and Natacha Rambova. All books are available on Amazon and other online book selling venues. We are so proud of this body of work. Thank-you all for your support and contributions! Stay tuned... more to come! 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Excerpts of Samuel Roth's Fake Diary of Valentino

On p. 221 in Affairs Valentino, I reference a "Dollar Book" imprint which appeared in 1931, titled, The Intimate Journal of Rudolph Valentino. It is believed to have been written and published by Samuel Roth who would later serve a prison term for his underhanded literary tactics. I share two excerpts from the book, pp. 207-213 and pp. 225-228, which I also cited in my article titled, "Words of Clarification". (citation from Roth's book, p. 212) This article may be read through the "Links" tab on

This fictional diary-format publication was the first of the many "faux diaries" which would plague the veracity of Valentino's legacy with their completely fictional accounts and fantasy-driven narrative marketed as fact.

Friday, January 17, 2020

The Credentials of Dr. Florilla White

On pp. 254-255 in Affairs Valentino, I write about Dr. Florilla White, a close friend of both Rudolph Valentino and Natacha Rambova. They often stayed in her home when they visited Palm Springs. The Palm Springs Historical Society forwarded photographs of Dr. White to me which are included in the book. I was also able to access the credentials and historical records of Dr. White which I found fascinating. These belong to the Palm Springs Historical Society and I share them so others may know more about this interesting woman.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Clarification Regarding the Rudolph Valentino Images

I post the following images to enlighten and assist those trying to determine where Rudolph Valentino was when these two remarkable photographs were taken. It has been brought to my attention that someone reported these were taken in New York City. For those of us who live in the relative proximity of Genoa and Sant'Ilario, this terrain appears to be typical of the hillsides, the flora and architectural landscape. I share a few images; one historical image of the school Valentino attended there and a few more to demonstrate the surroundings today. Perhaps this will help.

Micheal Morris shared these images with me some time in 2013 or 2014 and used a cropped portion of one on his Facebook page (see previous post). He told me he received permission from the Valentino family to use them in a lecture.

If anyone wishes a copy of these images without a watermark or to learn more about them, I suggest they might contact a spokesperson for the Valentino family.

In my opinion these photographs were not taken in New York.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Valentino's Brother to Collect Nine Dollars

On page 99 of Affairs Valentino I refer to the lawsuit settled in which Rudolph Valentino's brother, Alberto was awarded 9$ in damages. The article below is one source for this account which was forwarded to me from the Margaret Herrick Library files along with another article reporting on a second accident involving Alberto Guglielmi.

On p. 390 of Affairs Valentino, I cite the articles I sourced regarding the lawsuit award of nine dollars. The date of this judgement was June of 1929.

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Source of the Image of Valentino

As it has been brought to my attention that the image below is being shared online in various forums on Facebook, I want to clarify that I believe this particular image was found on Michael Morris' Facebook page. Michael passed away in 2016 and until yesterday I was unaware his Facebook page was still online.

This image is a cropped portion of one of two full length photographs of Valentino. Both photographs are in impeccable condition. Michael believed they were taken in the Sant' Ilario school of agriculture in Genoa. This has never been confirmed. I believe both images belong to the Valentino family. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Sharing Affairs Valentino Documentation-Frances Steloff

In a continuing effort to share my documented sources for Affairs Valentino, I will be posting relevant source materials from my private archive on this blog. On page 164-165 in Affairs Valentino, Special Edition, I write about Frances Steloff and her friendship with Natacha Rambova and Rudolph Valentino. The following letter represents some of the source material I referenced in telling this story. Stay tuned for more documentation which was used in Affairs Valentino and for more insight please tune in to our Rudolph Valentino podcast @ Also for more documentation visit and