Friday, June 10, 2022

Apparently Signed, "Toro"...

Well I would ask Mr. Serge. V. Sherdin, which is it? Did you find the Valentino artifacts in the Wilshire Boulevard garage or did you import it all from Italy? For me the suspicious line reveals Mr. Sherdin, “dabbles in art as a sideline”.

Did the reporter not get the story straight? Or did Mr. Sherbin find the Beltran Masses portrait in a garage in 1953? Or did he paint one? Did he paint them all?

Fact-checking the story reveals the man did own a day care and a motel at 608 San Vincente Boulevard in Santa Monica. But this story has some missing parts and could be a tempting rabbit hole.

Above from The West Los Angeles Independent, February 8, 1952

Above from The Los Angeles Times, February 12, 1956

The Rudolph Valentino Production Company's prop house was on Santa Monica Boulevard so that is not an explanation. I also doubt in 1953, all of that was abandoned in a garage on Wilshire. And the importing it from Italy... well Serge V. went too far imo.

***P.S. And imagine the insanity if I were to ever promote Tracy Terhune and David Bret's book/books? After what they do every day to massacre our books? Not in a million years of Sundays would I give them a tiny nod. Sorry to you who did your best earlier today with comments sent it to insult me, my husband and my integrity... that is your answer. I would not care if those two wrote the Magna Carta, I would not promote it. Has nothing to do with my ego... it has to do with pride. 


7 comments:

  1. The nerve of those men.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Looks like VPW and the cryptkeeper show their true colors by insulting you and Renato, insecure, miserable men who wonder why life is unfair to them. Acting childish as spoiled children. I will take the word of a Professer who has studied Valentino for decades than some disgruntled sore troublemakers. Who screams for attention and make fools out of themselves.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is one confusing article.

    ReplyDelete
  4. The Crypt Keeper & The Classic Hollywood Porn Scribe are both warped and frustrated men (and I use the term men 'loosely'). They seem like they would have been the type of children who pulled the wings off of flies for amusement. Maybe they think it's a sport to denigrate women, make ethnic slurs and continually write nasty comments.... but it's only funny for those with sick minds like themselves.

    We appreciate Evelyn and Renato's contributions here. This is the home of real "Valentino Studies". Terhune & Bret can go bonk themselves as far as we are concerned.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is continually surprising for me to realize people like them exist in this world. I am fortunate to be surrounded in life by loving folks and family who are always kind and considerate and giving. It is hard for me to fathom evil people. And I do not use that adjective lightly but after much consideration.

      Delete
  5. Let me get this straight: Serge Sherbin, who runs a kindergarten and motel, has a portrait of Valentino that he imported from Italy, which was found in a garage on Wilshire Blvd, and now hangs in his motel garage in Santa Monica? Okey dokey. He also owns the Bertran Masses portrait of Valentino as a Persian warrior. Or is it a print? As if that were not enough, he has in his possession the portrait that actually hung over Valentino's bed. To top it all off, he owns a nice cache of Valentino owned weapons. Where did he acquire these items? And where is this valuable collection now? I hate to even think...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. His "dabbling in art on the sidelines" to me means he had hopes of making some money on that sideline. I think the mystery is that Wilshire garage. And what an odd career choice to run a motel and a day care. Unsettling. But I bet someone knows all about this.

      Delete