Thursday, April 7, 2022

My Ancient Musings

My first real foray into social media was an Affairs Valentino Myspace page which I set up some time in 2005 or thereabouts. I found some of the images of my posts from way back then and thought I would share a few. Hard to believe these were online fifteen years ago.  This story was referenced to the publication on Nell Shipman, titled, Letters From God's Country: Nell Shipman Selected Correspondence and Writings: 1912-1970. I can not recommend reading everything about this fabulous woman highly enough.



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  1. An absolutely fascinating woman, who was a writer, producer, actress, and animal rights activist. I am curious to know if she and Valentino ever crossed paths. Her description of him as a "hunted man" makes me wonder if she is viewing Valentino through the eyes of animal rights activist or through her lens as a screenwriter.

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    1. I wrote the passage and sourced it to her writings. She wrote about Valentino coming to the ranch where she kept her animals. Doc Graff was the owner of the ranch and the animal trainer. This is where they left the lion cub Zela.

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  2. I wonder how much Rudy's familiarity with animals and his ability to soothe them came from his father?

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    1. Good point. I would venture to say a great deal.

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