Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Tracy Terhune's Motivation

I reiterate... anything Tracy Ryan Terhune posts on that Affairs Valentino blog he runs with David Bret is bullying. In light of the history of cruel and disgusting posts on that blog, nothing can be remotely construed as being a “literary critique” as he now claims.

Terhune opened that blog when I was bullied into closing it long ago by David Bret. Terhune runs it as a massive designated cyber bullying blog which he and Bret have used to harass and bully us for ten years and counting. There they have debased, defamed and diverted legitimate traffic seeking information about Affairs Valentino to find the following. (see below) I share but a meager sampling of the history of Terhune's diabolical and defamatory posts there. For him to feign it is anything other than bullying us demonstrates the level to which he goes to bury our work.  A few of Tracy Ryan Terhune's previous posts on his "literary critique"....


 





Renato responds to the latest post Terhune published on the blog he runs under my book's title:

Renato's Response:

"Tracy Ryan Terhune and David Bret never miss an opportunity to show who they really are, that is, stubborn, obtuse and, above all, obstinate people who have both whipped themselves into a frenzy of envy of our work and our research.

Again Tracy Ryan Terhune, in a blog under the title of Evelyn's first book, "Affairs Valentino" tries to discredit and belittle our work with bogus criticism, but his "Thumbs Down", on this blog? If this is not prejudice I do not know what could be.

Tracy Terhune talks about a talent which according to his past behavior, he really lacks, namely "intellectual honesty". He says I am intellectually dishonest because we did not include the title of Bret's book in our bibliography. Odd because in Donna Hill's list of Valentino books, there is a complete non-presence of our titles as well as that of David Bret's "Dream of Desire". Maybe he should extend his accusations to Donna Hill for that.

And he is referring to a book's index and not a bibliography. If Tracy Terhune cannot distinguish a bibliography from a book index that is not my problem.

Regarding my non-citation of Bret's work in our bibliography, I recall that the bibliographies show the texts used as sources and direct citations for the writing of the book. Bret's “Dream of Desire” is certainly not to be considered a source of genuine research results because gossip and innuendo are worthless as citation sources.

A different consideration must be made regarding Mank and Steiger's book as that book launched the inventions regarding Valentino's sexuality, a real saraband of salacity.

In closing I add that Evelyn never rallied against Bret or Mank & Steiger, she limited herself to analyzing the sources of the legendary and non-existent homosexuality of Rudolph Valentino and I am not saying this out of homophobia but for the sake of truth.

By continuing to run that blog Tracy Terhune's motivation is obvious and he has once again seized the opportunity to look malicious and ill-informed."  

UPDATE... I received notification from David Bret confirming he was "Etienne". 


15 comments:

  1. Terhune is trying to steal the Floris' work if that is not jealousy I do know what is.

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    1. Do not know what is.correction

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  2. Was not hard to figure out that he talked about Natacha being jealous Valentino and Daven. Although it came to my attention when someone else pointed what was written on Twitter and when I saw the name Etienne we figured it out. Perhaps Bret and Terhune should not ever guesstimate how smart women are, we have an instinct that men do not possess.

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  3. Terhune continues to promote Bret's work. I would love to see this topic discussed on Mad About the Boy, as well as Terhune's own forum, We Never Forget.

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  4. It's easy to detect that Tracy Terhune is not an author, although he purports to have written a book that, apparently, has escaped everyone's mind, since no one comments on it. I would suggest Mr. Terhune do a simple Google search to discover how to make a book citation in a Bibliography. Oh, hell, I'll save him the trouble. Books are listed by the authors name - last name first. Got it? You're welcome.

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  5. And, right out of the usual bad script, our newly inspired member from "France," throws Madame Eleanor her cue on Madness About the Boy by asking about Ms. Zumaya's books. In her most insufferable, self-righteous tone, the Administratrix admonishes the "Frenchperson" that the name of Zumaya should not be uttered on her sacred forum. The dunce from "France," our friend, Etienne, is properly chastised. It's so easy to feel scorn for these people who are continuously played by Bret or Constable. And if the Madness About the Boy Madame is aware her new member, Etienne, is one of these two idiots, she deserves our contempt.

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    1. Well she has all of my scorn and and more. What kind of horrible person can claim interest in Valentino at all when they banish us? How does that happen? Must be some incredible brain washing going on over there to have people lock stepping in line like that. I venture to say the order came down and as you said the "bad script" enacted straight from the top... the leader himself who spent his day trashing us. Etienne is just a creepy nefarious plant and someone who is so deplorable they can not appear under their own names. Imagine that? Eleanor Gribbin has failed miserably to suppress our work and duck and cover Eleanor...you will soon have more books to try and fail to suppress.

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    2. Eleanor Gribben's actions on that Facebook forum were like someone yelling fire in a crowded theater or someone standing outside a restaurant telling people the food is poison just to be spiteful. It is a serious thing to imply something is so amiss about us and our books that a smear like that is considered ok/just cause?? It is straight up defamation by definition. I would ask her who gave the order for that one, who set up that fake character Etienne to bait her fresh smear of all Renato and I stand for and do? Does she possibly think this will not be addressed?

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    3. Etienne is probably her former sidekick, the one who dramatically left Facebook in a sudden huff. Gribbin did her part to toss him under the bus after he complained about her reinstating former members she helped him trash. Madame Two Face. I wonder how some of Gribbin's regulars would feel if they knew who she replaced her former stooge with. The melodrama never ends with these characters.

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    4. Agree completely that Etienne is the histrionic former administrator of Gribbin’s forum. After all his public wailing and handwringing about deserting FB to preserve his dignity and peace of mind, he’s back! And how degrading to have to crawl back to Gribbin under a false identity.

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    5. I have learned to always be suspicious of any post - and there have been many - where the Valentino fan declares they have read Dark Lover and are looking for more suggestions for Valentino bios. That kind of scripted post inevitably leads to Gribbin or Terhune taking random potshots at Ms. Zumaya's and Mr. Floris' excellent research. Any serious human being will go to Amazon and put Rudolph Valentino in the search engine. It's that easy. Why would anyone with an ounce of gray matter ask Gribbin for her opinion on serious material?

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    6. If someone told me not to read a book or even mention an author, I would buy it immediately.

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    7. True. Perhaps we need to encourage Gribbin to keep it up!

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    8. I cannot fathom why Gribbin’s “thoughts” on reading material of any kind would be influential. We’re not talking a highly educated, formidable intellect here!

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  6. Sounds like they are fighting among themselves. Simon Constable was who I was thinking about when he was talking about Natacha Rambova. S.C. hates her putting her down and how Rudy was gay. Two faced desperate people is what it sounds like.

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