Thursday, July 1, 2021

A Point to be Made

Natacha Rambova's cousin Ann Wollen, told Michael Morris that Aunt Teresa Werner would not sue George Ullman and did not approve of the action by Alberto because Ullman had children to support. She made that clear. Ms. Werner would certainly have participated in the lawsuit v. Ullman had this been Natacha's wish. 

Teresa Werner's role in the legal proceedings both in the lower court and the appeals decision, is interesting because she did not oppose Ullman. But her being one of the beneficiaries of those allowances Rudolph left...technically made her a part of the proceedings. Here (see below) her lawyer explains to the court why Ms. Werner is not there and how she is “not actually a party to any of the proceedings coming before the court.”

I think this stands as evidence not only of the moral character of Teresa Werner but of the lack of animosity between Natacha and George Ullman. There was none. When Natacha published her Revelations after Valentino's death, there is a reference in her manuscript to “Dear George”. And neither lashed out against the other publicly.

I believe all of the Natacha and Ullman “feud” was and still is fictionalized to vilify both of them. Here, Teresa Werner has her lawyer argue that the best thing to do is to settle up the issue of the advances when the estate was finally distributed when Jean turned twenty-five. I think this one point is important and won't let it be lost in the mess of lies out there about these fine people.




4 comments:

  1. Aunt Teresa seems like a real jewel of a human being. Too bad Rudy didn't have more like her in his life.

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  2. The conventional wisdom delivered from on high by certain forum oracles tells us George Ullman deviously plotted to break up the marriage of Rambova and Valentino. What in the world would he have gained by such a plan of action? As Valentino's business manager, wouldn't he have done everything in his power to make his client happy? Didn't he even help subsidize Rambova's film, What Price Beauty, in order to keep peace between the couple? Those who claim they have read All That Glitters, yet still perpetuate the myth that Rambova and Ullman were at odds, need to either stop trying to impress the so-called experts or become more proficient in comprehension skills.

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  3. Jeez, is there nothing they won't twist and debase???

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  4. Rambova’s depiction of the Ullman character in her play was a flattering one. One forum participant who can’t refrain from flapping her gums with unaccountable self-assurance on anything and everything brazenly claimed to have read the play and that the Ullman portrait was damning. So the answer is no - there is nothing they won’t twist and debase in their quest to tap dance for the approval of the self-dubbed “experts.”

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