Recently Donna Hill, on her site, added some sort of clause to what she claimed initially to be an exhaustive list of everything written and published about Rudolph Valentino.
She qualified her first statement by declaring her list is not so exhaustive as she previously claimed and I excerpt her qualification verbatim:
“The list here is not a wholly complete list of all books published worldwide about Valentino. "
Here she qualifies that she does not include books which are not to her liking and does this without an explanation.
This, in my opinion is an intellectually dishonest approach by someone who claims to be an expert on the life and works of Rudolph Valentino and books which have been written about him.
So Ms. Hill takes pains to point out that the books I have published over the past nine years are not worthy of being on her list and she does so without even giving a reason.
As a reminder of Evelyn and my honest and onerous work, I list below the books which are banned by Inquisitor Donna Hill, to ensure she cannot claim she doesn't know about their existence:
2 Day Dreams by Rudolph Valentino with a foreword by Evelyn Zumaya, published on 4/23/2013
3 Affairs Valentino – A Companion Guide, by Evelyn Zumaya, published on 7/ 4/ 2013
4 Affairs Valentino – A Second Edition, by Evelyn Zumaya, published on, 8/26/2013
5 The S. George Ullman Memoir, by George Ullman, with annotations by Evelyn Zumaya, published on 10/21/2014
6 The Infancy of the Myth, by Aurelio Miccoli, published on 12/8/2014
7 L'infanzia del Mito, by Aurelio Miccoli, published on 12/12/2014
8 L'affare Valentino by Evelyn Zumaya, Italian translation by Renato Floris, published on 2/18/2014
9 Affairs Valentino - A Special Edition, by Evelyn Zumaya, published on 4/1/2015
10 Beyond Valentino - A Madam Valentino Addendum by Michael Morris & Evelyn Zumaya, published on 7/15/2017
11 Astral Affairs Rambova by Evelyn Zumaya, published on 12/3/2018
12 The True Rudolph Valentino by Baltasar Fernandez Cué, English translation by Renato Floris, published on 5/6/2019
13 Rudolph Valentino - In English by Jeanne de Recqueville, English translation by Renato Floris, published on 4/27/2020
14 The Rudolph Valentino Case Files -The Research Discoveries of Evelyn Zumaya & Renato Floris with included the English translation of “Inoubliable, Inoublié Rudolph Valentino Survives his Legend” by Robert Florey, published on 6/16/ 2021
15 Looking for Valentino by Leonard De Fonte, published on 5/6/2021
1 Buddha's Tooth and Morphine by Lord Wilde (pen name of Evelyn Zumaya), published on 10/ 2/2012. This was the very first book I published which is a lovely dedication to a dear friend of ours who was victim of a hateful attack because he is homosexual.
I did send Ms. Hill a kind and professional message, in which I asked her the reasons for our exclusion from her list. She did not dare to answer, leaving the task to one of her malevolent buddies, Tracy Ryan Terhune, who responded on the blog he runs under the title of Evelyn's book.
What a shame for the world of Valentino, this painful situation!