Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Ta Da!

Thank-you to an intrepid reader for sharing these two fascinating Valentino snippets. They sent these to me with the question, "So, is this proof there were Valentino collectors in 1932?" Ha. Maybe it was just a spectacular little box.  

I am proud to say that since I met Renato, 💖 I have been the recipient of many rings in those exquisite boxes. (See below) I can understand Justice Kemp's fascination. And I have zero doubt that the ring Valentino bought for Natacha came in a box worthy of the moment. 

Brownsville Herald - February 24, 1932

Indianapolis Times - February 24, 1932

One of my little boxes (below) from Renato... this one was a shiny silver heart with white velvet lining.


Ta-Da....! Inside my ring of gold and pearls. 


#magichappensandyoubetterbelieveit




Tuesday, April 13, 2021

That Fateful Day

So this image would be (below) the house where Natacha Rambova lived when Theodore Kosloff shot her. This was one stop on the Valentino tour of Los Angeles which Michael Morris kindly gave to me one day sometime in 2008 or so. Imagine Natacha sitting on that porch with her bags packed ready to make her escape from the abusive Theodore, only to see him pull up with a shotgun in hand. Hence, the rest of that story.

I apologize for the glaring trash bin there but who knows maybe that is Tracy Terhune's "trash bin of Valentino history".

Michael and I had a memorable day and it was truly fun and eventful. I was amused that this impeccable man's car had apparently never been washed. We ate lunch at the Formosa just a tiny stone's throw from where George Ullman had his office.

Here on said porch, sat Natacha that fateful day...



Monday, April 12, 2021

The Raspberry Lipstick

How proud I was to discover Natacha Rambova did have her own make-up line. I am still not sure whether it was a line produced as a prototype by Richard Hudnut or if it went into actual production. While I was completing Michael Morris' Addendum to Madam Valentino and communicating with the woman in Mallorca who was Natacha and her then husband Alvaro's god daughter... she sent me a series of images of a lipstick with the name Natacha Rambova on it and clearly as a brand.

The image below is one of these photos I recieved from Mallorca and the lipstick is photographed on one of Rambova's turbans. The raspberry lipstick on the yellow turban is one of my most valued discoveries. Perhaps there is more to discover about her make-up line but the other images of the lipstick and the story of the recovery are included in Beyond Valentino

#Life is magic and you better believe it. 

Friday, April 9, 2021

Rudolph Valentino's Women

Baltazar Cué elaborated on Rudolph Valentino's women in The True Rudolph Valentino on p. 102 - 

"Rudolph was again fully living the bachelor life and the public often witnessed the accompaniment of a lady actress he might be dating. But the women who would truly gain his attention were, of course, the ones the public did not see. There was one woman one day and another the next, countless women who disputed the honor of being intimate with him. Whether in Hollywood or in the surrounding area; in his house or in the ladies homes or his friend's homes, in hotel rooms, in cabarets, in his yacht of such sad history; here these affairs took place to fill him with joy...."

Here... a few of the women the public did know about... can you name these notables? 



Thursday, April 8, 2021

Where Are Those Records Today?

Why were Rudolph Valentino's probate court records stolen from their rightful housing in the Los Angeles County Courthouse? Because they vindicated this man, Valentino's manager, S. George Ullman. Where are those records now? Who knows. Last I heard from Donna Hill and Bill Self, they were returned to the Valentino family in exchange for one of Valentino's shirts.

But collectors move things around behind their closed doors so they could be anywhere. In Tracy Terhune's infamous "trash can of Valentino's history" for that matter. I am grateful I found enough of that stolen file to vindicate the man but those still marching to the drums of war which were sounded long ago by Alberto Valentino continue their lost cause to impugn Mr. Ullman.

Alberto had a lot to lose if the truth came out and he spent his lifetime lying mercilessly about how he did not receive a penny from Rudolph's estate when that is utterly false. The records and his own testimony prove he received hundreds of thousands of dollars by today's currency exchange rates. And what about all those Valentino shirts.

Incredibly as I have oft mentioned, while I was studying those records I did recover, some 1000 pages... I was being accused of forging them by Tracy Terhune and his merry minions Cindy Martin and Co. when in fact they knew they existed and Terhune admitted to having known three collectors who had them.

S. George Ullman was exonerated on his appeal and the judge praised his performance as Valentino's executor. All else is sad innuendo and meager scraps thrown desperately together to build a case which has been so thoroughly dismantled... George Ullman was an honest man. But where are those records today? Why are they still be hidden? And why hide if there is nothing to hide? 



Rudolph Valentino & The Kit Kat Bars

Throughout the eleven solid years Edel Man David Bret has been torturing me online... from his endless sexually depraved posts about my father, from his calling me a homophobe, a coke head, a fat lezzy, etc. to his endless encouragement for me to kill myself, be killed, be poisoned, run over by a truck, murdered, etc. there has been one common theme with which he has done his best to program his terror in my mind... this would be the image of the Kit Kat bar.

It all began when he wrote a poem about me in which he wrote some really invasive sexual scenarios and one involved a crass joke about the, “ fingers of a Kit Kat bar”.

Then... I stupidly responded by saying publicly that this Kit Kat poem was the worst thing Bret had slapped at me to date. From that day forward he began to post images of Kit Kat bars with almost every post.

I will admit the sight of that candy bar over the years triggered me but now perhaps its time to serve up some sweet sweet karma.

The Kit Kat bar is now the symbol of my strength and a monument to my surviving Edel Man David Bret, Joey Jenkinson, Mrs. Trellis, Albert Morris, Alberto Morris, Derek Alexander & Co.

When I see the image of a Kit Kat bar now, I feel invincible because the sight of that candy bar he so used to make me suffer... is now a glorious icon of his abuse and my very survival...

I hope you all can appreciate the irony in that sick poem Edel Man Bret wrote to make me miserable lo those many years ago... because today when I post the image of the candy bar Kit Kat, it means victory and survival.... when he posts it... it is cruel beyond measure and a sign of just who he is. For me it represents my mental survival and health and for that I take life's standing ovation... for him to post it will just prove me right.

Victory Rising. 



Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Guerilla Book


Rudolph Valentino activism. The minute I wrote that in my previous post, I had to pause and think. The story that became my to obey. Incredibly came down to the following:

That S. George Ullman was an honest man, a beloved Dad, a loved husband and a genius pioneer in celebrity management.

Frank Mennillo was a silent benefactor and sponsor of Rudolph Valentino whose presence was expunged for racist reasons.

Natacha Rambova was tarred and feathered and run out of Hollywood because she was Valentino's talented and head strong wife.

I add that George Ullman, Frank Mennillo et al were not Presbyterian ministers, not saints and how would they be... if they were they could scarcely have even related to Rudolph Valentino.

I could go on and on with the elements of one Rudolph Valentino's story which I addressed and which would send me out onto the battlefield to face some daunting foes.

But my enemy would mobilize basically over one discovery I made... Rudolph Valentino was not gay. In fact he was everything he portrayed on screen as far as loving women to the point where I wonder if he was acting in those love scenes at all. What a mind-boggling hoax was perpetuated exploiting some political correctness in that one...

Rudolph Valentino activism for me came to its full realization when I came under attack. My god the leader of the “campaign to ruin me” was the emcee of the Valentino memorial service. Good lord. How is that possible?

And the tenet that Valentino was gay became the fiercest line in the sand ever drawn. I crossed it with a certain armor of research discovery but still I ran into a tidy gang of ruthless sadists who could give a single shit.

Rudolph Valentino deserves better than their ruthless sadism, their lies, their censorship and their utter evil.


For the Record and "A Futura Memoria"

For the record and in regards to my previous post:

It was some time around 2013, when Edel Man David Bret discovered I wrote a book, Buddha's Tooth & Morphine... with my friend Wayne about his journey to Sri Lanka to find a cure for his prescription addiction. His prescription addiction came about as a terrible result of his being gay bashed and left for dead. His head injury made his life complicated to say the least. His story was riveting, unique and I felt important. 

Bret spent the subsequent years writing and publishing a "spoof" about Wayne's book. Those spoofs (where he calls me Nancy) were a part of the verdict we won against Bret and in presenting the verdict to Bret's then publisher Lulu... they not only removed the spoofs from publication but closed his account. We have a copy of the spoof he wrote about Wayne and it is disgusting and homophobic in that he perpetuates endless gay stereotypes. And he used gay hate terms which in itself is shocking as Bret fancies himself some champion of gay rights. 

I cite below a few small excerpts from his campaign to impugn the book and Wayne in the most cruel manner. These are cited under Fair Use guidelines to demonstrate and prove my argument. They are taken from the public record body of evidence we submitted in the defamation lawsuit. This can be viewed here @ https://www.zumayawinslawsuit.com/ and these are public record.

Calling Wayne a "sick paedo".

Here he calls Wayne a "gay-bashed disabled paedo"

He interjects the name "Cecil" in the alias I used to write Buddha's Tooth and Morphine and uses this in his spoof about Wayne's trip to Sri Lanka.

David Bret writes about a photo of Wayne in a stationary shop.. and does so while perpetuating the gay stereotype of pedophilia.


 Bret's cover page for this disgusting and cruel mockery of Wayne

Bret connects his mockery of me and my work on Valentino with Wayne's story in a hateful and homophobic way. This is an excerpt from his promotion for the publication. 

I am proud we had these horrendous publications removed and banned by a court ruling. Bret expounded how I made Buddha's Tooth and Morphine up, that it was all my wild imagination. It was not and I post the following. Wayne wrote me many long and hand-written letters while he was in Sri Lanka from which we wrote the story.

Wayne....in Sri Lanka (below). I did not lie nor fabricate a word of this honorable gentleman's epic story.



Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Proof of Edel Man David Bret's Homophobia

I know today we are supposed to be sitting on some zen cloud nine or trying every second to be on one. Impossible for me. I grew up in a home full of fire-brands who were always up in arms over something. Civil rights, the county spraying pesticides on my Dad's land... the war in Vietnam...and the imprint of activism never ended in my childhood home.

So naturally I would embrace a cause and have many times in my life. Somehow most of my causes were stories I felt needed to be told. Stories have always found me, still do and I obeyed and obey.

When I began to write about Valentino, a story came to me and I obeyed. And in this I walked face first into trouble. Most activists run into trouble pretty quickly and as a Valentino activist I sure did.

You see... at the height of Edel Man Bret's torrent of threat and abuse targeting me for daring to say Valentino was not gay... I wrote a book with a close friend of mine and under an alias...and Bret found my friend a worthy collateral target. Something my dear friend did not deserve at all. The book we wrote is titled, “Buddha's Tooth and Morphine” by Lord Wilde. An alias I used for obvious reasons.

This book.. well let me say Edel Man David Bret killed the fastest of any other. Do you know why? Because it proves I am not homophobic. It is his worst fear anyone will know about this book (see below).

Imagine his nerve posting banners on his killing blogs crowing how he “hates homophobes” and my fury when he called himself a champion of gay rights. Because he was lying about this while he attacked my friend Wayne's story of being the victim of multi layers of gay bashing hate crimes by calling him a child molester, mocking his trip to Sri Lanka to find a cure... a mission to abuse boys. The worst kind of homosexual stereotyping.  David Bret... is in this regard...imo a champion of nothing.

Bret hates Wayne because Wayne, as a gay man wrote him a letter telling him off about his abusing me. Wayne stood up to Bret. As a gay man, Wayne really deeply hated Bret.

Wayne's story became this little book (see below), written by him and me... which has always been a huge source of fear for David Bret. Yes, I used an alias because I hoped to hide it from the Beast, Edel Man Bret. But he found it and did exactly as he does.. he launched his cruelty at Wayne for a book about gay bashing and Aids and a book which stands as a monument to Wayne's suffering and ultimately his end.

Consequently, this book also stands as a monument to David Bret's homophobia.

I imagine Edel Man Bret is thrilled to get a mention from me today. But maybe he deserves it as he works so hard everyday Tweeting about my death. “Death wishing” can really be exhausting work. And calling me his stalker. News flash to him... no one has ever or will ever stalk you Edel Man Bret. Perish the thought.

I am sure a post such as this will fire him up, get him inspired to write another terrible book/pamphlet which according to him and the papers he filed with the court... will be utterly worthless. As all the rest.

And I dont hear Tracy Terhune speaking much about “Buddha's Tooth and Morphine”. And he loves to claim I am homophobic while tick-tocking our deaths...and he providing the platform for Edel Man Bret's filthy little spewings about us. So it does not take rocket science to figure this all out.

The tome they sincerely do not want you to read... by me which is available on Amazon.



Monday, April 5, 2021

Life's Goals

I guess I am still steeped in the Foxlair lore, but I absolutely love the Hudson River School...especially the art of Frederic Edwin Church. I have seen some of his enormous and highly detailed paintings in person and can say it is a mind-blowing experience to witness his genius.

This (below) is actually a painting he did of Königssee, Bavaria and is not one of his more iconic Adirondack paintings. It is one of my life's goals to visit Church's studio on the Hudson called, “Olana”. It has been preserved as a museum.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic_Edwin_Church









Friday, April 2, 2021

"The Lot of Them"

Today I heard from someone who mentioned they were tired of “the lot of them”. I have to admit I was heartened hearing them refer to “them” as “the lot”.

...Yes, “the lot of them”...pushing their grossly false propositions about one Rudolph Valentino and his life story... promoting their years of publicly bullying Renato and I... lying about Affairs Valentino... all while shamelessly coordinating their efforts as if they were on some mission from God. How sinister and shady in my opinion.... the whole, “lot of them”.

It took me years to see the crystal clear picture of what is going on with the “lot of them” and who this “lot” is. But survival required me to do so and many more people are getting the picture too.

If you wonder what I am writing about, please refer to my previous posts on this blog. I think at this point I have pretty much said it all, again and again and again. I apologize for the repetition but nothing has changed at all and I will do what I feel I must do to defend what we do and who we are.

Meanwhile:

Until Tracy Ryan Terhune returns my URL to me, until David Bret pays the damages awarded to us in the defamation lawsuit we won against him, until Donna Hill acknowledges we wrote actual and groundbreaking books on Valentino and Rambova, until Eleanor Gribbin stops telling people I am stark raving insane and my books the “ramblings of a madwoman”, until Cindy Martin reveals who “she” really is (not Rambova's “cousin”) and until Simon Constable... well what can I say... perhaps until he wises up... I will, will, will reiterate...Enough... of the “lot of them”.

Rudolph Valentino was not gay, I am not homophobic and George Ullman was an honest man.

Peace and Love.

Stay safe and Buona Pasqua.




Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The Word is Appropriation - A Comment by Renato Floris

I was asked to comment on a long delirium written by a passionate admirer of Rudolph Valentino who compiles a blog titled: His Fame Still Lives - A blog focused on the life and career of Rudolph Valentino.

From reading the blog, the following is my opinion on that:

I was first of all reminded of some significant lines written by Michael Morris, which he sent to Evelyn Zumaya in an email of March, 2003, I quote:

Film Scholarship is right now ... and so much of Hollywood history is being appropriated by special interest groups. This is my theory in nutshell. Once mere humans get caught up in the apotheosis of Hollywood stardom, they appeal to a vast crowd which connects to them in different ways.

Like the image of Christ or the Virgin Mary ... seen in various aspects by different peoples (White, blond-haired and blue eyed to Anglos while Our Lady of Guadalupe is a dark-skinned Aztec to Mexicans, etc).

True too with Valentino. He is a Latin Lover to the Italians and Spaniards, has animal magnetism to millions of females and is a closeted gay man leading a double-life to countless gays who are doing the same thing.

The word is APPROPRIATION.

All gods and goddesses undergo this process.

But the historical man or woman beneath the image, removed from Mt. Olympus, ought to be the subject of the historian. Everyone else is a myth-maker ... the fans, the cult followers, the "faithful" who keep the fire burning (often in spite of the de-mythologizing historian!)”

It is too bad this fan and blog administrator of His Fame Still Lives is blinded by profound heterophobia and misogyny. It is too bad he does not even try to read about the events he writes about with the cold eye of a serious historical researcher nor does he approach the events he writes about with sincere cultural and intellectual honesty.

Better to realize it is useless to try to reason with this person because, as they say in my Turin about any really useless effort:

As peul nèn lavé la testa a l'aso!” (You can't wash the donkey's head)

The gentleman who compiles the His Fame Still Lives blog, goes to great lengths to collect many newspaper clippings which he then assembles as pieces of his own fanciful innuendo mosaic.

He does not seem to care if the pieces do not fit together in any logical or truthful way and I think it's not worth wasting too much time analyzing his Frankenstonian canonical blabbing or his heterophobic and misogynistic pleonasms.


Responding to More Delirium

A quick response to the forum's (Mad About the Boy) delirium by the account "B. Mason", Simon Constable and Bret (Edel Man) as they all attempt to make some sense out of the subject of Marion Benda and Rudy.

First of all I say to B. Mason, the Schulman archives are in Los Angeles and not New York.

Secondly, to Constable, you might want to save a bit of face and stop running around screaming “fabrication, no evidence” because there is plenty of it. Your version of events, i.e. the poisoning, etc. which you so carefully constructed to uphold your “fabrications” ...has been proven wrong a million times over and that “witness” you question was the actual cab driver who might know more about the events of that fateful night than you.

It is scarcely worth commenting on this hyped-up and tired old argument that Benda and Rudy were playing canasta or talking politics during those two hours in her hotel room. I comment here in passing on this by telling Constable that phrases like “dropping his pants”, “stripping” and sniggering about Valentino being “firm”...are straight up denigrating to Valentino... yet not surprising coming from the corner of the Valentino flat world where every single mention has to play into the sex obsessed fabrication that Valentino was repulsed by women.

How much evidence can Constable and Bret (Edel Man) and their censor, Terhune ignore? All of it actually. And simply declaring something a “fabrication” does not make that true. Remember when Tracy Ryan Terhune declared all of our first hand proof that Valentino arrived in New York with a great deal of money and to be welcomed by two wealthy benefactors as, “pure fabrication”? He has been tossing this “pure fiction” phrase around for years and it is a favorite ploy of his to just say that. I think he and Constable now sorely underestimate people's ability to be critical thinkers. It is no longer that easy.

I suggest they all go back and read the Cue book, read Affairs Valentino... the most documented book on Valentino... and read again the articles and interviews given at the time by those who certainly know more than a few so-called experts who are hell-bent on not letting their “Valentino was Gay” hoax fall apart. Let me be the first to tell them... it has.

How laughable to see Bret (Edel Man) chiming in lamenting how Valentino's life can not be “broken down” after 100 years. Boy... he sure thinks he is able to do that with his high degree of hysterical fiction about the man. And “Edel Man Bret” announces his latest innuendo based “book” as part of this failed campaign...Perhaps he will finally make one dime so he can pay us the damages awarded to us in the defamation lawsuit we won against him. I will make sure the authorities are well aware of his latest effort.

In closing...Constable says he needs 2-3 sources to believe something? What a joke. He believes Bret's books and I am still waiting for one single source proving their grand theory that Valentino was gay and/ or bisexual. (And no... Leider saying “Bisexuality is always an option” is not proof) If he is such a stickler for proof... why does he not require this at all about that subject? If ever there was a complete fabrication based on zero sources, the mere idea Valentino was gay would be it.

Constable barks how there is no “proof”.... while his entire platform is based on nothing but innuendo and his blithering, pompous and quite failed attempts to convince people he is informed.

Meanwhile, a young Rudolph Valentino at 15 years old, who frequented brothels and got syphilis from having sex with female prostitutes, historically confirms he had no credentials as a homosexual...(as confirmed by Valentino's great-niece, Valentino himself and a letter Valentino wrote to his sister-in-law). To contribute to this “proof” I add a fourth source which would be Valentino's brother Alberto telling Bill Self this was fact. Subject closed. 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Boggles the Mind

It still boggles my mind that Edel Man is still included in groups and in friends lists. We all know who it is so either people somehow still don't know or they know and don't care. I think this bears repeating. 

https://evelynzumaya.blogspot.com/2021/01/home-sweet-crematorium.html

https://evelynzumaya.blogspot.com/2021/02/the-value-of-truthfulness.html

https://evelynzumaya.blogspot.com/2021/02/those-poisonous-aliases.html

I think it is obvious I would not accept friend requests from people in affiliation with that account and will block them also. On that I hold a hard line






Monday, March 29, 2021

Capturing the Spirit

Without a doubt, today these iconic images (below) of Valentino would be considered cultural appropriation. I would no doubt be considered culturally inappropriate for even posting them. However I feel strongly such images must be appreciated and within the historical context of when they were taken.

When Valentino posed for this series, he did so out of respect for the warrior and this was during the time in his life when he was focused not only on Black Feather being his spirit guide but on securing a role as an American Indian on screen.

I found it interesting when I was writing Astral Affairs Rambova to learn how the medium, George Wehner also consulted an American Indian spirit guide, White Cloud. Wehner's father was a sculptor of renown and traveled the country sculpting busts of famous Indian chiefs. It must have left the impression on his son George.

Costume tests? Valentino working out a new role? I think at the time these images were taken the American Indian warrior was a great symbol for Americans; the brave, the wise and the long-suffering. Granted, as a people they were being persecuted, obliterated by a bloody diaspora and relegated to remote reservations like the refugees they were.

If Valentino had lived would he have been an advocate for Indian rights such as Marlon Brando? Would he have used his fame to draw attention to the grievances? I like to think this would have been the case, yes.

Nevertheless, I also think in these poses, considering the historical context of when they were taken... he captured the spirit with great respect.



Saturday, March 27, 2021

...the lilt of her proud grace..."

A sonnet written by Doris Kenyon in tribute to Rudolph Valentino's great love and queen, Natacha Rambova. Did Natacha know when she fell in love with Valentino and married him that her own career in Hollywood would be destroyed? Did she know she would be the recipient of a world of abusive accusations? Could she have known that this abuse would continue on for decades?

For those who find their Valentino more lovable as a victim, I guess she is the perfect foil. I never have seen Valentino as anyone's victim and find the Natacha bashing sexist and offensive.

#rudolphvalentinosqueen #goddess #natacharambova





Friday, March 26, 2021

Chauvinistic Things

I personally feel strongly that anyone not in total awe of Natacha Rambova is a misogynist pig. Look at this image of her (see below). I do not need to restate all she had accomplished by this point in her very young career but it was exceptional. She was on the top of her field in set and costume design.

I believe after all the research I have done on her life and career that she was run out of Hollywood by a misogynist system and by Valentino's handlers. And Ullman was not a “handler” because Valentino was paying Ullman. Valentino's handlers were those people paying him... Joe Schenck for one.

To those who feel they still have some beef with Natacha with their stock laments, “Oh she didn't want to have Rudy's babies”, “She was a harpie”, “She was the worst thing to ever happen to Valentino”... well you are all, in my opinion, misogynist pigs.

I remind them how women have been free for a while now. I feel extremely defensive of my rights as a woman when chauvinistic things like that are said about anyone. I realize Natacha Rambova is an historical point now but she stands as a litmus test for me to know real quickly just what kind person I am dealing with.



Thursday, March 25, 2021

"...to Answer is Courtesy..."

There were occasions during my research process for Affairs Valentino when things went horribly wrong and horribly fast. I would say that one of the more exceptional examples of that was when Donna Hill blurted out to me how the court records I was looking for were in the hands of the Valentino family and Jeanine Villalobos bartered for their return with the exchange of one of Rudy's shirts.

Now at that time Donna Hill knew I was writing a book on the “Affairs Valentino” and what did she think? Anyone in my position would have done exactly the same. For her it was surely a slip of the tongue and some juicy dish. For me it was “breaking news”. I would have had to have been in a coma to not report that and I did.

But it all went horribly wrong. She was betrayed, even though she never asked me not to report on that. For some reason she was furious with me even though I did not name her in the book as being the source. But for the past ten years and counting she has boycotted all our books and according to Cindy Martin, she ghost writes everything for Terhune. And according to Cousin Cindy Martin, Donna Hill is heavily involved in Terhune's, “Campaign to Ruin Evelyn”. Nice people.

My crime? Well let's put it this way. Never tell a writer anything you don't want to see in print. Especially if it constitutes a huge part of their story. For god's sake what did she think I would do?

She tries hard to shoo us and our work under the carpet and reign as Rudy fan. But I think someone so hell bent on shunning all of our new work and discoveries is not going to fair so well in the long run. What will this endless shunning gain? Donna Hill knew I was looking for those records, knew I was writing about Ullman and working with his children. Of course I wanted to know what happened to that stolen case file which would vindicate Ullman as Valentino's executor.

I write this to report the obvious I guess. Renato once sent Ms. Hill a polite query as to why she omitted all of our books from her lavish list of Valentino publications. She did not answer him but her response was made the following day by Terhune and Bret on that hit blog. She just passed it on to the pit bulls for their ravaging. As the Italian expression goes, “To ask a question is reasonable and to answer is courtesy.”

What a scam they all run... feigning expertise when they burn the ground-breaking books and conspire to suppress all that we contribute.


"Pleased You Asked..."


 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

It Bears Reasserting

Today while looking through some old files, I found the following list. I wrote this sometime in 2004 or 2005. Although I could certainly add a great deal to this account of my discoveries now, it still bears reasserting I think. I titled the list:

Documents I uncovered and referenced for Affairs Valentino:

1) Extracts and Schedules from the Baskerville Audit- This audit was ordered by the court in 1930 and was an extensive review of Ullman’s estate records, the books of Rudolph Valentino Production Company and Valentino’s personal financial records going back to February of 1926.

2) The missing second page of Valentino’s will designated as Paragraph Fourth

3) Valentino’s household ledgers from January 1926- August 1926, which include records of: club dues, payroll, tax payments, legal fees, publicity fees, bootlegger bills, jewelry, overhead for his New York office, etc.

4) Business records regarding the financial management of Rudolph Valentino Production Company

5) Entire copy of Valentino’s contract with United Artists signed on March 20, 1925

6) Business records and story of Valentino’s corporate alter ego, Cosmic Arts, Inc., including the contract which transferred ownership of Valentino’s UA contract to Cosmic Arts.

7) Records of royalties from his last two films, income from rental property and his personal bank accounts.

8) Listings of all assets and debts at the time of this death, bills paid after his death and his continued income.

9) Probate court actions including payments and disbursement records

10) Itemized listing of his estate worth as submitted to the court by the appraisers.

11) Details of his real estate holdings.

12) Details of Natacha Rambova’s role in Valentino’s business/Cosmic Arts.

13) Income reports on money made from his last two films.

14) Details of two life insurance policies held on Valentino at the time of his death by Joe Schenk and Cinema Finance.

15) Court transcripts from the estate battle.

16) All court exhibit documents.

***17) George Ullman manuscript including letter from Valentino’s attending physician and copy of original managerial contract with Valentino.

***18) Campbell’s Funeral Home invoice and records.

****19) Frank Mennillo story and photographs.



Monday, March 22, 2021

How is it Possible?

How can a person like Tracy Terhune even be allowed to walk into Valentino's crypt at this point? Has no one read this blog and seen the evidence I have presented about his behavior, his affiliation with David Bret, his public bullying of us and his “Campaign to Ruin” me? Is it “ok” with Hollywood Heritage and Hollywood Forever to affiliate these days with someone like Tracy Terhune who is so openly homophobic as to call my husband “the man who wears a dress” to insult him? Are they complicit with him when he sniggers and allows the likes of David Bret to violate a court order to write his defamatory comments about us and on a blog Terhune solely set up to ruin me? And us? In 2011, Terhune's “buddy” David Bret threatened to open hit blogs about my family.

I panicked and closed the blog hoping to avoid this. Terhune seized the moment and has run my blog URL ever since maliciously to impede our right to do business.

Here... when he first opened the blog in August 2012 to divert my web traffic he poses as me which constitutes identity theft. His first post:

How is this possible? Do those two organizations support Terhune's cruelty? How much is that Valentino memorabilia he hoards away worth anyway? Worth enough to sell your own organization's integrity out for a whiff of Rudy things? They back someone like him who runs count downs to our deaths with a tick tock tick tock? And this is all posted on a blog under the title of my book, Affairs Valentino. (To share but a few) 


How is it possible that Hollywood Forever and Hollywood Heritage support someone who insults us by making sick ageist jokes... implying we are demented and asking if we are “sipping our Ensure”

Is this the kind of person Hollywood Forever and Hollywood Heritage endorse?

Is this to be accepted as business as usual in the Valentino World? I think eight years and counting is more than enough of his bullying behavior. 

*The excerpts in this post are used to illustrate my point and used under the guidelines of Fair Use. Anyone needing further proof of my statements made in this post may request screenshots which I would be more than happy to forward. 



Tuesday, March 16, 2021

I Respond Again to Tracy Ryan Terhune

I guess it is again time to respond to Tracy Ryan Terhune's continued trashing of our names and our life's works because he has not stopped doing that and I will never let it go unaddressed. He does not get a free pass at abusing us for so very long and in such a cruel way. I will respond.

To the man who continues to run a designated hate blog targeting us, who there exploits every opportunity to tear us and our work down... to the man who routinely calls all of our documented discoveries... “fiction” and “trash”... to the man who seems unable to stop his public, "hate Evelyn and Renato and stop Affairs Valentino campaign"... I say the following:

Mr. Tracy Ryan Terhune,

I will thank you to cease and desist impeding our right to do business by yelling “fire” every time anyone mentions us or our work and sending them all running for the exits. I will thank you to not permit David Bret to use you to violate a court order. And you know all about that court order because it has been online for years here @ www.zumayawinslawsuit.com .

Every single day you operate that designated hate blog to destroy our Google searches online...a blog you have run for eight years and counting under the title of my book Affairs Valentino... every single day it is online...you are bullying us and impeding our right to do a fair business.

You do not seem so eager to brag about the content you post about us on that blog you run under the cheesy disguise of its being a literary critique... what a total joke. The long and malicious history of your ever-changing blog themes fools no one and it is the title sitting there with my previous URL which stand as hard, cold evidence of what you are doing there. I think you are not so proud of that blog because what kind of person would do something like that anyway?

I think most people have stayed in tune with the times and by now recognize online bullying and such levels of defamation. But somehow you appear to feel justified in your continued ravaging of our work and our integrity... whether you post everyday or not. And I am sure you know well that establishing blogs under the titles of someone's business, products or book title to specifically ruin and impede their business and defame them is not only bullying but a criminal action.

So why don't you promote your bully blog on your two Facebook groups, Mad About the Boy and We Never Forget which you control? Are you not so proud of your eight years of bully effort diverting my web traffic and providing a platform for your partner David Bret to violate a court order by posting as comments his signature litany of lies about us? And yes, you have many times bragged on the blog how successful you are in diverting my web traffic. One example:



Who would ever be proud of doing something as cruel as that and for such a long, long time?

Are you not so proud of your eight years of disturbing images of pigs, bibles, satan and mocking jibes about toilets and our deaths? (see previous posts) If you are so proud of yourself, why do you delete most of your posts in your, “throw the stone and hide the hand” behavior?

Until you do close that utterly negative, mean spirited and vicious blog and return my URL to me, I will continue to respond to defend us and our work.

I post again:

I will gladly forward screenshots to anyone wishing to have proof of my statements made in this post. 




Saturday, March 13, 2021

A Tribute to Dan Ullman

While researching and writing Affairs Valentino, I worked with S. George Ullman's two surviving children, Bob and Bunny. Lamentably I never met George Ullman's oldest son Dan, because he passed away in 1979 at sixty-one and only four years after his father. 

Dan was a well-known and prolific screenplay writer in Hollywood with a long list of credits to his name. I share a few links to his work to grant insight into the iconic little boy in the pictures. Dan remembered “Uncle Rudy” well and was eight years old at the time of Valentino's death. The images I share are the property of the Ullman family and the image of Dan on strike was taken in 1973 and more can be learned about that strike here:

https://www.tvobscurities.com/articles/tvwriters_4/

Dan Ullman's credits include: The Waltons, The Incredible Hulk, Fantasy Island, Baretta, Mannix and many more:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0880489/

https://fiftieswesterns.wordpress.com/category/daniel-b-ullman/

https://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/1488474%7C35495/Daniel-Ullman#overview


Dan Ullman on the right. I would work with the baby on Rudolph Valentino's lap, Bob Ullman who would vindicate his father's memory in the weeks before his death. 
                                                        Dan with "Uncle Rudy".


Friday, March 12, 2021

"Sleek-hair Son of Satan..." ?


 

                                              A great victory image....