Monday, April 11, 2022

Those Publicity Stills - Part 2

I thought I would share the other photos I have of the publicity stills Natacha Rambova had with her in Mallorca. The photo of a very proud and happy, Maria Salome was taken at the same time. We corresponded briefly, in Spanish, and she was thrilled to receive her copy of Beyond Valentino. The rest of the photographs and Ms. Salome's story can be found in the book. 


17 comments:

  1. I pray that Maria Salome's collection of photos did not end up in the greedy paws of the usual collector, but are in the care of someone who really admired Rambova.

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  2. Very nice! I've never seen the bottom pic of Natacha in profile with her hair down and earring dangling. Beautiful!

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  3. Many of the photos of Rambova (and likely even more which aren’t visible in this shot) have never been seen before. They are incredible, both for their beauty and for the fact that Rambova held them as a group with photos of Valentino. Undoubtedly she had her own ways of keeping Valentino embedded in her life. She loved him.

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    1. I agree. This always struck me as important. She did not destroy her past with Valentino and carried it with her. Just as she brought some of the same art and furniture which can be seen in photos of the Whitley Heights home.

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    2. All reasons why I had to finish Beyond Valentino for Michael. Imagine letting all of this just vanish after all he did to find it?

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  4. I agree with 12:10. That photo of Rambova with her hair down is exquisite.

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    1. It is. And the members of the Valentino Psyche Ward Community who are crowing about white edges. The edges are created when the photographic paper is held in place under the enlarger so the photo is flat. It is not something that reflects any technical aspect of photography. I guess they have not worked much back in the day in a dark room. Basic photography 101.

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    2. Seriously, is that all they've got?! 😂😂😂

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    3. Yes. That is all they have. They claim there was never a cache, that all of Ms. Salome's photos are "fake" and my doing because they have edges on them. And we have all been called, "heifers" and Ms. Salome is an actress I hired... along with the actor portraying Renato, etc.,etc. 🤣🤣🤣

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    4. Terhune, bloated pie faced senior citizen that he is, has no business labeling any other human being a heifer. Does this crackpot not have mirrors?

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    5. I knew they were a bit cuckoo, but now I realize they are bats**t crazy!

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    6. Natasha with her hair down is my favorite too.

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  5. The thing I have never understood about the Valentino Psyche Ward Community is why, if they believe Zumaya and Floris’ work has no value, do they maintain an international SWAT team of lunatics which surveils and reacts in real time to Zumaya and Floris’ every word? It just doesn’t add up.

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    1. 👏👏👏 They really do define "trolling".

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    2. The SWAT team responds to any post or comment I make here within seconds.

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  6. I would not let what Terhune called us get to us, it only shows what kind of person he is. Acting childish is all he knows to do, anyone who is an adult does not put up with it.He deserves what Renato wrote about ignoring him and he has earned our indifference. Meanwhile let's enjoy the photos of Natasha and discoveries of this cache.

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