Saturday, July 3, 2021

Feeling Proud

I am very proud to have found these two photos of Rudolph with the sons of his close friend and trusted business manager George Ullman. In the first photo Rudy is with Dan Ullman who would grow up to be a television screenplay writer working mostly on westerns. He sounded like a bit of a wild  child to me. 

This photo (see below) still blows me away. This little baby, Rudolph's godson Bob Ullman, would work with me in the last days of his fine life and Affairs Valentino happened because of his drive to find those court records and then his sincere effort to analyze them line by line. Unlike his brother Dan, Bob deeply disliked all things Hollywood because of what happened to his father. He became a mortgage banker and a tennis pro and had a razor sharp wit. He was very proud to say Rudolph Valentino was his godfather.  


 

4 comments:

  1. This is so interesting , so glad that you discovered this. Rudy sure looked like he loved his Goodson.

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  2. Such treasures! What makes these photos so invaluable is that both of these boys seem so comfortable and happy being with Valentino. It must have been a delightful relief for him to be Uncle Rudy, friend of the family and not Rudolph Valentino, movie star when he was with the Ullman children. Wonderful memories for both of them!

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  3. Sadly, both of these incredibly beautiful photos have been posted on the Valentino forums, with no credit to Ms. Zumaya for bringing them to the world. The forum hags (male and female) feast on the fruits of Ms. Zumaya’s labors by posting her findings with not a word about their origins. They know what awaits them if they dare to invoke Ms. Zumaya’s name; erasure by their gargoyle in chief.

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  4. Such a shame that others take credit for Evelyns work and discoveries in order to prove that they are experts.

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