Friday, April 29, 2022

Goddess

It is interesting to me that the trolls most often accuse me of posing as someone else... which they routinely do. It is interesting to me that they claim I lie at all... which they routinely do.

For the record one more time.... if I comment here it will be under my name. And I have never had a reason to lie.

But they know I am not lying and never have. For that is the true reason they are so vexed. So mean and bitchy. They know I am telling the gospel truth.

I told the truth in Affairs Valentino and in every book since then and now in Norma.

I still can scarcely believe that Norma is being shared. It was hard to keep her story quiet it was at times so sensational. Those who spit their venom at her story to get at me... well I feel sorry for them in this case. She deserves all good things... dear woman my god.

Regarding the Naldi incident. Norma's son first told me that and said the “leading lady” of the movie assaulted his mother. Sally would identify “Leading woman” as Naldi. But between my phone calls with Roger and Sally, I had to think... Gertrude Olmstead or Nita Naldi? That was a no-brainer. 

And I footnoted the articles I cited and sourced about Naldi and her pride in pummeling. It is all there.

I had to track down the Studio Club information for them, and found that all so fascinating. And yes Norma told her children that in the Studio Club, a pre-Joan Crawford was “pretty much a whore”.

I am happy the books are starting to arrive and that Norma's life story will be known. I did all I could to do it every justice.

My favorite moment? When Sally told me offhand the details of the fate of her mother's framed Rudolph Valentino portrait. I did not see that one coming.

 There are lessons to be learned from Norma's life. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out. A goddess. 

20 comments:

  1. The obsessed are the usual suspects, whose names are not even worth spilling. We all know who they are. And it is useless to warn Cuzzin Alpha Biddy that sending in the bitchy comments will result in loneliness. She is already alone and that is her choice.

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    1. It is every day more apparent they are obsessed with hating me. They will attack anything and anyone I write about and it has been that way for a long time. Ullman, Rambova, Mennillo, now Norma. I do not write about people to put them in a line of fire but those obsessed care zero about content or discovery. Can not share in exciting new things and their wit has long since mutated into malice. If they don't like this blog or me or anything I write about, why are they still reading, watching and obsessing? That is the question.

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    2. I believe because you can write books and they cannot. And I agree why do they keep reading this blog if they are so upset.

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    3. I began work on Norma in January of 2021. And knowing the ages of her children, I did not waste time. I wanted them to see the book they so deserved to see. They are both a couple of days away from having a little stack of them and that makes me very happy.

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    4. Evelyn wrote the truth and she is thorough in her research , her book deserves to be read by anyone interested in this beautiful lady named Norma. As for the one who gave Evelyn a negative remark about her latest work , you should be pitied more than anything else. Her remarks are falling on deaf ears.And 5:09 you could not have said it better.

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  2. I was so enjoying the discussions about Norma and the new book. Evelyn, your unhinged detractors are powerless to dampen my pleasure. I care nothing about their opinions, and I know I am not alone. The book is beautiful and that very rare thing - a vivid, close study of a woman whose life was defined by the fact that Valentino chose her, for all the world to see. This is literally a one in a million story, and it comes to us straight from her children with unusual perceptiveness. When was the last time that happened in the “Valentino community?” The people who attempt to trample upon the book with their blind, destructive stupidity are utterly miserable souls. To a person they are alone, adrift and disregarded as they lurch through their hollow lives. In my mind they have no part in the discussion of your book.

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    1. You are correct and that is why I am not nor ever will publish the comments they are sending in. I said my piece on that. It is a "one in a million story" and thank you for recognizing that!

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    2. 100% in agreement with you.

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    3. πŸ“šπŸ“–πŸ“•πŸ“—πŸ“šπŸ“–❤️

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    4. Comment 6:23, your response is a work of art. You stated perfectly what we all feel. The naysayers attack Ms. Zumaya because, once again, she has bested them all when it comes to research. I wish I had a dollar for every comment on Valentino Facebook forums from sincere Valentino fans who were curious about Mineralava Pageant winner, Norma Niblock. And now that curiosity can be satisfied by this wonderful book. So, Comment 6:23 is right. Ms. Zumaya's detractors are not worth a second more of our time. Let's discuss Norma, Valentino, Rambova, etc. and let those losers wallow in their miserable jealousy.

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  3. I accidently deleted a wonderful comment trying to format and it was in response to the comment at 5:09 a.m. I apologize and if you could repost that would be great. Thanks.

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  4. I would love to see Norma's story made into movie. Think it would be fantastic!

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    1. I agree! It would make a wonderful film.

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  5. I suppose there is a vocal Valentino world contingent which sees Naldi as a salt of the earth, red hot momma who slayed in her pairings with Valentino. These Naldi fans, being the irrational lot that they are, will not have it that Naldi was capable of aggressive and ugly behavior to her fellow women. My question to them is, why are your fantasies about Naldi more reliable than the testimony of a woman who was menaced by her face to face?

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    1. πŸ‘†TRUTH

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    2. There is also a broader context to Norma being on that set. I think I laid it out in the book in regards to the young women who came to Hollywood to find roles in movies. Norma's timing was unfortunate because changes were made soon after and by her idol Mary Pickford no less.

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    3. When Sally first told me about the Naldi behavior, I was dumb-founded. I asked her, "Are you saying she hit her?" And Sally answered, "It was a physical assault." She told me a few times that her mother said she never returned to the set because she did not feel safe there. She had no protection. Roger told me his mother was "beat up". This was a memory that was clear and serious.

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  6. Evelyn , your book " Norma " will coming on Thursday. The commitment and research are impressive. Another jewel to add to my library.

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  7. Etienne Piscine recently commented on MATB about a "certain author's" "undeserved hatchet job" against Ms. Naldi. I guess he knows better than Norma's own children.

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    1. A "hatchet job"? I wrote the testimony as it was told, truthfully by people of integrity. I do not lie nor censor my content. I think Naldi did that 100% and since she scared Norma off the set she felt safe that no one would ever know.

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