How easy it is for certain people to continue to spread lies about Valentino when there seems no one to defend him among his own blood relatives. Crickets... They have, in the past, come out to say he was heterosexual, yet it is somehow ok for the completely unfounded myth to perpetuate that he was gay or bisexual. There is not a shred of evidence to prove that other than tall tales, told by tired people hoping to add some glitter to their own meager legacies. Rudolph Valentino admitted he contracted syphilis from having sex with prostitutes as a teenager and they were women.
How easy it is for people to continue to spread lies about Natacha and Valentino's tumultuous love, to spread lies about who she really was... portraying her as a cold-hearted bitch when her friends recall her “easy laugh” and great sense of humor. There seems no one to defend her memory and testify to her importance to Rudolph Valentino especially when Tracy Ryan Terhune takes his little center stage to trash this iconic woman with his tired old mantra that she was the worst thing that ever happened to Valentino. Can I just say that imo I think he is?
How easy it is for these willful liars to ignore the mountain of evidence because who holds them accountable? We try... we build books including our sources, record podcasts and share an archive of proof... yet one tiny mention in a book somewhere by someone of nearly no importance or relevance is held as gospel by the liars.
Why I ask is Valentino's legacy still a slurry of lies? Why has so little changed despite the evidence to their contrary pouring out from books like Jeanne De Recqueville's Rudolph Valentino, The True Rudolph Valentino by Baltasar Cue, The Ullman memoir... or what was left of it.
I have never been a huge fan of Ron Paul but I found a quote by him which I felt held some relevance here:
“Truth is Treason in the Empire of Lies”