Tuesday, March 31, 2020

"..trying to assuage his own guilt?"

On May 5, 2019, Ms. Cindy Martin addressed briefly the subject of Tracy Terhune's continued attacks on Rudolph Valentino's closest friend and trusted business manager, S. George Ullman. I excerpt a longer message which she sent that day to share the following:

Then there is George Ullman. If that man was truly a friend to Rudy, then why is Tracy trying to cut him down? Well. Perhaps because Tracy now owns many things Ullman once owned and Tracy is trying to assuage his own guilt? Tracy has no business with many of those things.”

I have to say in hindsight it would have been interesting to pursue that train of thought a  bit more then. But I still find it interesting in that Ms. Martin supports what I posted a few days ago. These artifacts should be housed in a museum where they are handled by and preserved by conservators. They should be made available to the public for study and review and this conservation should be maintained under the ownership and auspices of the Valentino family. Not only are these historical treasures not being housed in an appropriate facility where they are preserved by professionals, but they are sold off to the highest bidder and lost into oblivion. What a disgrace and a great loss for Rudolph Valentino's legacy.