Thursday, May 26, 2022

An Astounding Revelation

One of the more astounding revelations Norma Niblock's children shared with me, was that they believed their mother was murdered by a doctor. They told me the details of this in separate interviews and early on in the process. I took many notes and began to research the story of Norma's death.

Sally had more details to share because at the time of her mother's death, she lived in California. Her brother Roger was overseas in the army. What I discovered was a totally new insight into Norma's death in 1962 and a mystery still unsolved.

I remember asking Sally if she felt comfortable giving me the doctor's name and she answered, "Of course. Bill Peebles."

I located the daughter of Doctor Peebles and it was a rather stunning moment for me when she answered my question, "Did you know Norma?" by saying, "I knew her well and was there the night she died." She generously granted me a lengthy, substantive and detailed interview which turned many key points in the story around. 

My subsequent research expanded the data considerably. I then had to tell Sally and Roger that the details of their mother's death were not exactly as they were told by the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPD lied to them about many, many things. 

I was in a precarious position making those phone calls to give them the latest report. 

Dr. Peebles' daughter is pleased with the book and thanked me for telling the truth about her father's troubled life after sixty-years of misinformation. 

And Sally finally got her books. Covid has slowed down the mail in far off parts of the world. Norma's daughter is thrilled, so very good. 



26 comments:

  1. 🇨🇦

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    1. 5:09: Canadian flag, yes! (the emoji did not translate here).

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  2. It's wonderful, after all this time, Ms. Zumaya was able to give Norma's children some closure about their mother's death. There are still so many unanswered questions, though. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of finding some answers.

    It must be thrilling to have a book written about a beloved mother when one is 90+ years old!

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    1. Absolutely. Sixty years they waited to tell the story.

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    2. Yes, I'm sure those two tots of Norma's have just been waiting & waiting 60 years for a biographer of their mum to come along. Funny how things work out when the AFFAIRS VALENTINO scribe gets on the case.

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    3. Yes, exactly. They did wait a lifetime to tell the story and were extremely happy that this book happened. And yes because I came along, that is the reason its a great book.

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    4. Their mother's story was told before they passed on. They and their families will be grateful that you wrote Norma's story.

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  3. ....And.... who was interested in this to begin with?

    'Norma' has never historically been of any interest in the Valentino community. The "theory" of 'Norma's' demise at the hand of a killer doctor is kind of like the "theory" that Rudy impregnated his sister-in-law. Amongst more serious Valentino scholars and enthusiasts, this is just more of the same twaddle from this source.

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    1. Norma has always been of sincere interest to the actual Valentino community and is part of the Valentino history. Her demise is not a theory and if you had read the book you would know the story is verified by the cemetery, her children and the eye witness, the doctor's daughter and the news reports of the day including the sentencing. Rudy did not impregnate his "sister-in-law" and this is just more of the same hateful slurry of idiotic lies purported by the outcasts of the scholarly world devoted to the documented history of Valentino. I stand proud of the work on Norma's story and whoever you are, you are an outcast and stand alone in your sad attempts to demean me and Valentino's history on this blog. Why, in god's name would you bother to be here at all, let alone send in comments unless you have no life at all? Sad behavior.

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    2. This book is interesting to some people who want to know more about Valentino. It is well written and well researched. 12:52 get a life.

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    3. This is a typical comment emanating from the shrewish bazoo of a fraudulent relative of Rambova or from the sewer in the middle of the creepy yap of the porn fiction "writer." Perhaps it took the Bonnie and Clyde of the Valentino world together come up with such an imbecilic statement. Since both of them are pariahs even in the banal VSC, they have to stick together.

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    4. 1:49 AM, you’ve hit the bullseye! The pornographer and the faux Czarina are a marriage made in hell. The perv and the insane battle ax can’t stand one another. How rich and satisfyingly deserving that they are forever entwined. They finally received the message that they are one another’s sole audience. Haha!!

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    5. 👆YEP

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  4. To 12:52 Norma is a very interesting book, how miserable you must be whoever you are, though I have a pretty good idea of it is. Must be hard being an outcast where people do not want you. And you cannot sell a single book.

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    1. Of who it is.

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    2. Comment 12:52 has never written a book or done anything of significance. You know what they say, "Those who can't do, whine."

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    3. Or they write cheesy "spoofs" thinking they have a sense of humor. Sadly mistaken.

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  5. 12:52 AM is none other than he whose face could stop a clock, with his insufferable Britishisms. His Valentino pornography is banned on the forums and his very name is gleefully mocked and skewered. His attacks on Zumaya are pure projection. Here’s a question for him to ponder: why hasn’t his dear, close friend Terhune ever once put in a plug for his Valentino sludge? Do you suppose he is readying the pest exterminator to read a passage from your work at the lectern of the August ghoul carnival?

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    1. And why does the porn fiction writer not have a front row seat at the crypt festival? Has he not done yeoman's duty in the bullying department all year long on Crypt Keepers' blog?

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    2. He's a tool. The Crypt Keeper uses him as his gunslinger and Cuzzin likes him because he's the only one that will converse with her.

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  6. I have read Norma and I hate how she died right before she was considered to narrate the film of Valentino and His 88 Beauties.

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    1. Can you imagine how wonderful that would have been.

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    2. It would have wonderful.

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    3. It would have been wonderful , I agree.

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    4. How I would love to hear her say in her own voice, "He sounded like a poet."

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