Monday, October 11, 2021

A Commentary From Renato Floris

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!

19 comments:

  1. Ms. Hill only takes orders from her Puppet Master, apparently. If you are looking for honesty among the WNF and MAtB crowd, you are wasting your time.

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  2. So true, they are not interested in discussing Valentino's life , just to enforce their fantasies.

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  3. I'm sure Ms. Hill is thrilled that a certain Kobold is promoting her book. That should make her sales spike!

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    1. Especially odd since she does not list his books at all on her mighty site.

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    2. Looks like Kobold wants to be on good terms with Donna Hill with the hopes that his garbage books which are only fit to used as firewood will be included on her lust of Valentino books.

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    3. Especially he has updated his new book, recycled garbage.

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  4. Hill’s performances in her few public outings as a Valentino “authority” are just not impressive. We’re talking a halting, ill at ease amateur here with ankle deep Valentino knowledge. She has no original ideas and merely synthesizes the research and theories of others (most of whom are self promoting gas bags). Renato and Evelyn should care little about her opinion.

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    1. Yes, I agree theirs is top quality work and excellent research. Their work will live on for years to come and the phonies will be exposed.Terhune will live to regret the day he ever gave trouble to the Floris.

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  5. And each book an utter failure, just like yourself! The Turin Flops, the world's "greatest Valentino experts", persistently blowing their own trumpets while universally banned by every aspect of the media!

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    1. Well how interesting coming from David Bret, who can not even use his own name on his best buddy, Tracy Terhune's, Facebook groups. He has to skulk about under cheesy aliases to spread his venom. And how interesting that he would call our books, "flops" when he reported in a sworn statement to court that none of his books made made a single dollar and he had "zero assets". Go figure. And those two Facebook groups are not "every aspect of the media." Sad.

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    2. Thought he was not going to contact you again. Looks like no one can get rid of him.

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    3. I regret to have to write about these things in a space dedicated to Rudolph Valentino, but I want to clarify that I will not dialogue with he who only knows how to insult, offend and mock instead of engaging in an honest and respectful discussion.

      How could have I an honest debate with a person who invents sources, such as a “famous” French chansonnier, who never existed? According to David Bret, this invented chansonnier took advantage of a seventeen-year-old Rudolph Valentino? How could I engage in an honest debate when the truth of that trip to Paris in 1912? Rudolph went to Paris as a guest of his grandfather Barbin's brother and just to follow a professional agricultural course on the cultivation of roses. How could I have an honest debate with someone who invents a Hollywood homosexual “Torch” club?

      I do not intend to dialogue with that pathetic individual or accept his childish provocations which I see with great compassion. I do intend to remind David Bret that, to date, he is legally in debt to Evelyn and me, the total of €52,645.57 equal, at today's exchange rate, to $60,708.24 or 44,661.96 GBP (Great Britain Pounds). He can pay with any of those currencies, but he has to pay and meanwhile keep silent!

      That's all folks!

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  6. So true,he cannot sell a single book.

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  7. DB cannot wrote that is a known fact.

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  8. Evelyn and Renato's work will stand the test of time as being scholarly and well researched.

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  9. Ooof. The Kobold is testy today, nicht wahr?

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    1. Never has there been a better nickname for him than "Kobold". On so many levels. Perfection.

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  10. “You will never hear from me again.” So said abject loser Kobold mere days ago. Tsk tsk, no pride, no restraint no self respect. The obsession with Evelyn and Renato is eating him alive. His twitching contortions are humorous as hell though, so thanks for that.

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