Sunday, May 21, 2023

The Line

“Cherish what you believe. Don't lob off one single value judgment because it swims upstream against what appears to be a majority. Respect your own logic, your own sense of morality. Certainly listen to arguments; certainly ponder and respect the opinions of your peers. But, there is a point you compromise, and there's a point all human beings draw a line and say, 'Beyond this point it's not right or just or honest, and beyond this point I don't move...' “

Rod Serling, the creator and host of the iconic television show, The Twilight Zone, was my father's friend. They knew each other long ago in the 1960's. When my father ran a sort of beatnik coffee shop, Rod Serling would often drop by and hang out.

I once meant the man and remember how odd that he was so short. I share this quote as it obviously hit home with me. 

I draw (as we have always drawn) the line as far as taking the abuse from those thankfully few haters who have and continue to sabotage the work Renato and I have accomplished.

I feel victorious in so many ways despite those miserable and sad people's worst efforts. And that is precisely why... they are miserable and sad. Happy people, content with themselves and their lives do not act the way they do.

Saturday, May 20, 2023


  "The censors are always the liars. Truth does not fear debate."

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Live... Cameras Rolling

Some time ago I invited someone who goes by the name of Cindy Martin to appear live with me on Zoom to debate. I now extend that invite to all of the people who have been doing their toxic best over the years to silence Renato and I. It could be a live interview with my only requirement being that we reveal photographic ID before the show begins. I think that is a fair request all things considered. 

I would love to debate and speak to their audience. I welcome the invitation. 

I have somewhat figured out Zoom so that could be a venue. But I specifically think a live debate on one of their Facebook groups would be way more to the point. 

It is one thing to hide behind a computer and act out as they have and do. But I say put your money where your mouths are... as the expression goes... meet me on camera, live.... recorded for posterity.

Invitations stand. I can be contacted through the Affairs Valentino Facebook page and my Patreon account. 

Sunday, May 14, 2023

With a Great Deal of Passion

So much in the news these days about censorship and being canceled. Was I the first? Sometimes I think I have been censored and canceled for longer than anyone on earth. From the first days of the internet, "they" found ways to cancel me, bully me, and when Renato came into my life they went after him in the same way.

So much being said these days that I find relatable. The losers in this seemingly endless campaign are not Renato and I... because I feel victorious... but all of you folks who find Rudolph Valentino worthy of your time and interest who have been deprived of so much. 

How much fascinating new information we brought forth to have it censored, lied about and there you have it... You have been deprived!

Of the truth! The lies are paramount. The other day I was sorting through old files and found the mountain of documents from the lawsuit we won v. David Bret. Well of course there was some pause to take a gander at that. But one thing stood out. At one point Bret was ordered/remanded into bankruptcy because he refused to pay me the damages I won in the lawsuit.

When we were told he reported he had zero assets to the bankruptcy officer, we said hey wait a minute... how about all of his books online? The officer replied, "What books?" He never told them a thing about his being the "World's Greatest Author". 

So Renato took the time to compile a complete listing of all of the then books/pamphlets Bret had for sale and when I saw that I thought... wow the liar. 

I will make a graphic of that list because it is ridiculous. 

So you my gentle readers have been deprived if you ever believed "them" for a moment. Snakes in the grass and I apologize to snakes for the comparison. Slithering around the internet believing they are so clever when they are always spotted, always idiotic and foolish in their feigned efforts to deceive.

Be nice. Be kind. Be respectful of two people who honestly worked very hard with a great deal of passion to enhance the legacy of the great Rudolph. 

Love for Renato Floris! Thank you, thank you for all your hard work!

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

I Respond

Life is too damn short for any bullshittery. I call it like it is any more. Time for justice and for the work Renato and I did together over fifteen prolific years to have its reward and respect. 

Did the well known haters all really think that with Renato's demise I would vanish into the wind? Nope. I am stronger and more convinced than ever that he would want me to continue. 

Sorry to disappoint those sad sack bullies, but until my dying breath I will fight on and find justice in every possible way. 

Rudolph Valentino is the topic and the point of this truth saying. The agendas of ruthless, bullying collectors be known.... enough is enough. I expose, I respond. I tell the truth. 

Saturday, May 6, 2023

On the day of....

Those who deny Rudolph Valentino's truth while hiding behind their personal agendas, typically are out in force to celebrate his birthday on May 6th. Those who do not deny Valentino's truth, celebrate his life and not just on the birthday. They celebrate the man every day by sharing their honest research, the documentation and credible history in their/our books.

On this May 6th, I celebrate the work of Aurelio Miccoli and bless the day I watched Renato read Aurelio Miccoli's fine book, The Infancy of the Myth. I remember that moment because Renato was very impressed and said the book should be in English. Thus began the prolific partnership and friendship of these two distinguished gentleman.

Aurelio Miccoli's extensive contributions to Valentino's history are not solely contained within his books. He discovered countless documents relating to Valentino's schooling, his military history, his ancestry and much more.

There is no greater hero in this regard than Aurelio Miccoli. I would ask that Valentino afficiandos not be fooled by those who appear as notables on the birthday just to grab a little limelight for their nonsensical versions of Valentino's story.

Aurelio Miccoli and Renato Floris were a force to be reckoned with... as they worked tirelessly to discover Valentino's true history through documentation. I recall fondly the time Renato and I spent in Castellaneta with Professor Miccoli and share one memory of that auspicious day. Renato enjoying his day in Castellaneta! 

Thursday, May 4, 2023

And Yes Our Love!

Well there is a reason why Renato and I were under attack for fourteen years. As a matter of fact there are fourteen reasons as books and one hundred and ten reasons as videos... videos which include narrations of two of our books, many podcasts we produced and other ephemera. 

It is astounding to me that those who attacked us and still attack me and Renato's memory, try to portray us as the aggressors. It is painfully obvious who the aggressors are and always have been. Tracy Terhune has called our work "fan fiction" publicly many, many times as captured in screenshots, adding it all belongs in the "trash can of Valentino history". He has taunted us with mentions of our old age and deaths, "tick tocking" and saying no one would "miss us when we are gone." He has called me insane, i.e. the "Madwoman of Turin" for over a decade. Etc., etc., etc.

While Simon Constable reminds his then followers on Mad About the Boy (before he so heroically left his post as administrator) that my name was not to be mentioned and added his signature garnish of a fece emoji. He responded to Renato's sincere request to join the group with a slap in the face telling him to "Go Away!"

Eleanor Gribbin took it upon herself (and I have no doubt still does )to Direct Message people who mention us and send them a link to this blog as proof of how horrible we are. (I have the transcripts)

Well I am astounded she would share a link to this blog, as does David Bret because this mighty blog stands as a towering monument to our resilience, our strength and to our fierce response in defense of ourselves and our work against these awful people's actions. 

They are the censors, the insecure, the threatened and according to twelve years of captured evidence the aggressors. And they all know I am telling the gospel truth... when I say they are guilty as sin. 

How many ways did Renato and I fight back... in how many words, posts, and videos... how very hard we fought to have our actual truth known. We waged a documented, intelligent fight back. 

What do these people fear? And yes I believe they act out of fear....They... (and that includes that sad sack phony in Rozendaal/Helsinki/Konstanz) they fear our research, our discoveries, our passion, our truthfulness, our integrity and yes our love. They fear this:

Monday, May 1, 2023

Truly Blessed

David Bret continued until the very end to harass me with his messages “sent” to Go Fund Me. I think he knew and knows well that those messages do not go to the fund but to us as a family. Idiotic and very sad and as someone said today, “How embarrassing for him.”

Our closing the fund today had nothing to do with his harassment because he has been sending in his hateful comments for weeks and weeks. 

The fund was a great success, Go Fund Me paid no attention to his hate mail/sad peepings and I was very touched by and appreciative of the seventy people who donated ten thousand dollars. I am truly blessed.

Saturday, April 29, 2023

March On!

When Renato passed away my daughter thoughtfully set up a Go Fund Me when we learned his Italian retirement, which was our income, was suspended for one year to endure some classic Italian bureaucracy. Seventy of our closest loved ones, friends and family pitched in generously and happily to carry me through and the fund was a lifesaver.

But over the entire time the Go Fund Me was up, David Bret (under a few painfully obvious aliases and under his name) attempted and failed to have the fundraiser taken down. Try as he did the website easily recognized his attempts for what they were and in his last email he even pathetically claimed to have contacted the FBI.

Here is Bret's last and most recent attempt:

A copy of my letter to GoFundMe and the FBI regarding your mother begging for money on their site.
'Evelyn Zymaya & Renato Floris spent $30,000 suing me at Wakefield Court (July 2020) and didn't get a cent. On her blog ( she persistently boasts of owning properties in Turin and of selling many books (screenshots and Court evidence can be provided), also that she is taking action against "The Valentino World". Her daughter writes that she has only enough money to live on for a few months. How can she be wealthy and poor at the same time? This needs to be investigated."

**Now any normal person would not bother with such transparent hater drivel but in David Bret's case there is this to consider. He is not a normal person. My point being he is an obsessed stalker and hater of the highest order and has had me in his demented hyper focus since 2009. Here is just a sample snap of the times he has visited this blog as of April 3. I should note these do not reflect the many, many visits under his “hide me” proxy accounts and other aliases. With this evidence, behold the embarrassing extent of his obsession:

Why does he troll me virtually every minute of every day of his sad, sad empty life as he heads towards 12,000 times reading my blog? 

Well, in 2016 an Italian court issued a verdict in my favor by handing down a guilty sentence stating that he defamed me. He was ordered to cease defaming me and pay damages. Those damages stand as of today because they are part of a court order and are due with interest plus all legal fees. I believe at last tally, these total somewhere around $80,000 and counting.

David Bret did not pay fifty cents on the court ordered damages because he claimed he was a penniless pensioner with no assets and this included claiming zero income from his hundreds of “books”(i.e. fictional porn pamphlets) which he alleged earned him an income in the “six figures.” Can't be wealthy and poor at the same time, right David? 

He avoided an initial effort to collect by declaring bankruptcy. So we can say he claims to be a bankrupt pensioner who makes six figures selling his books. He is hardly the person to think he can smugly mock my unfortunate financial situation when he lies about his own wealth and apparently has not a penny to his name.

I say to him directly, because as he reads this blog all day long, he is sure to see it within seconds of my posting:

Did you learn nothing after losing one defamation lawsuit? And by emailing Go Fund Me you think you are contacting them? When you click “contact” next to my daughter's name, that e-mail is automatically forwarded to my daughter. Do you really think that your petty, slanderous lies have anything to do with our personal family situation? In reaching out to harass her you have stepped into definitive criminal harassment territory- low even for you.

I am not sure where you got the figure of $30,000 we spent on the lawsuit I filed against you and won... because it did not even reach $10,000. Granted we spent these thousands in the hopes that you would actually be forced to pay what was legally ordered of you, but alas, you couldn't.

Once again, I must say it was worth every penny to have that verdict stating on paper that you by the legal definition harassed Renato and I for years on end. It is a masterfully written document. Find it here:

To counter the other ludicrous statements included in your pathetic GoFundMe messages, I have never owned property in Italy. I believe Renato still owns some worthless acres of woods and farmland which he tried to sell, could not and ended up paying the taxes on that land by allowing local farmers to harvest the wood for a fee. In any case, my past financial circumstances are entirely irrelevant to the veracity of my current financial predicament.

It is seriously sad and profoundly embarrassing that you have checked this blog over 11,000 times yet still find time to reach out and defame me again and again and harass my kindhearted daughter. 

Do you really think she is going to be convinced by you that I am a liar and a cheat? Everyone who knows me and the legacy of fine work Renato and I produced knows what a disgusting bully, liar and defamer you are.

What kind of person disrespects the deceased? What kind of person in this lowest moment in a person's life, attempts to ramp up their campaign of harassment and deprive someone in grief of the much-needed donations of their friends and family?

A person like you David Bret... a lonely, sad loser of a bankrupt pensioner who does not pay his debts and lies about absolutely everything. I would say get a life but it is no doubt too late for that for you.

Truly, it seems your life consists of checking my blog and not much else. Meanwhile even in this difficult time I am blessed by my lovely friends and family, surrounded by a rich life of love and comfort.

March on, my devoted reader! May you find an iota of meaning to your existence outside of hating me.

Friday, April 28, 2023

On the Censorship of Our Work

The truth is not subjective when supported by documentation and facts. For fourteen years Renato and I shared a treasure trove of documentation to prove facts about the subject of Rudolph Valentino, Natacha Rambova, S. George Ullman, Frank Mennillo, Robert Florey, etc.

But the Valentino “mainstream” as they like to call themselves plugged their ears. And they went even farther to deny the truth be told. (banning even the mention of us on their two Facebook groups, Mad About the Boy and We Never Forget)

They censored, they lied and basically they panicked. In their continued efforts to silence us, we were portrayed as lunatics, criminals who forged documents, dottering senior citizens and described precisely how this hysterical “mainstream” behaved and behaves themselves. Renato and I were anything but. We were working hard every day, sharp as tacks, full of energy and inspired to find honest answers to our many questions... which we did!

Fortunately there are many in the world of Valentino who have questioning minds, who read our books for themselves, checked our citations, listened to our podcasts and learned some truth along the way. To them I say bravo, you are heroes!....again and again.

To those who decided it was not such a big deal and better to suck up to the “mainstreamers”? I say wake up. Your complicity is sad and embarassing. By supporting them, you support their behavior which has been proven by them year after year to be deplorable.

To censor, to shun, to taunt and harass is to bully. This is what they do. They are bullies by definition despite their ridiculous shrieking to the contrary. Their peep, peep, peepings that they are the victims is pathetic. "Mainstreamers"? I call them bullies, censors and liars. 

I assure them no matter how distraught I am now as I grieve the loss of my great love, it will be for him that I will seek and have justice... “Fiat, Justitia Ruat Caelum” ! Below, Renato in 2014 when we visited Matera. 

Monday, April 17, 2023


In this small corner of cyberspace, I leave my tributes to Renato Floris' work in honoring the legacy of Rudolph Valentino. Renato was a man of many talents, lived so many fabulous lives... but was for the past fifteen years a decorated soldier in the cause of truth about the great silent icon. 

He was curious, eager to document and find the elusive answers. In this he accomplished a great deal in his brilliant quest. Our loving partnership continues despite my missing him desperately. How could I not? 


Friday, April 14, 2023


 Renato was so fiercely dedicated to capturing screenshots of every attack made on us and he accumulated an enormous cache of thousands and thousands of images of the very worst. Now they feign they are our victims because we dared to respond, and others dared to comment and vigorously so. But the body of screenshots collected by Renato tells the true story. 

From site after site, blogs, Twitter.... and messages they tell the true story seamlessly of their affiliations, their schemes and themes and modes of attack.

They deleted most of the worst but Renato, hero, saved it all. It is unbelievable they would dare to peep at this point with all of their years of unwarranted hate stacked so  incredibly high as evidence.

Renato, my hero, suffering through years of reading their cruel words and insults; categorizing, labeling and preserving that which we were responding to. 


Thursday, April 6, 2023


Beautiful Renato Floris as he worked on a project in his office some years ago. His legacy preserved forever in his fine books and commentary left on this blog. How noble his supportive words and intelligent defense of us and our work. I am and always will be honored to be his wife. 💓


Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Re: The Abominations

How many people have sat by, shaking their heads in disgust as they watched the abominations targeting Renato and I as issued by Tracy Terhune, David Bret and their obedient sycophants? Have they deleted their memberships in the forums they run where all of our work is banned, lied about and mocked as the subject of their pathetic and failed attempts at humor?

Did these silent, yet disgusted watchers open their own forums to expose this behavior? Did they react with fury that such people could have a word to say about Rudolph Valentino? I think in some cases it was complicity for the sake of a new picture of Valentino. And also the distinct delusion that it was not such a big deal.

It was and still is for Renato and I... and I carry the torch now; high and proud and blazing. I call on those with a conscience to speak up, stop the shunning, the abuse, the idiocy of those people who reject all of the new material we brought forth. And cease supporting in any way those who steal the work we completed honestly. 

Granted many if not most people are unaware of the actions because for years on end while Terhune taunted Renato and I with tick tocks and wishes for our deaths, and ageist mocking about us "sipping Ensure"...etc.. madwoman of Turin... saying no one would miss us when we are gone... he has hidden those posts and never once promoted them on his forums, Mad About the Boy and We Never Forget. 

Hypocritical of him and his little posse of folks who traipse along doing their best to please him. 

And not so admirable of those who do know about it all and hide in the side lines hoping for a new picture of Rudy or a nod from the magus at the crypt in August.

There have been spies in the world of Valentino who came along to feign a friendship with Renato and I, then to disappear cruelly without a word of explanation. That is their priority it seems. Priorities are an individual thing I guess but respect is earned imo and some folks' priorities get little respect from me today. 

Sunday, March 26, 2023

The Book

I first posted this image some fifteen years ago... "The book" obviously was Affairs Valentino. I had a literary agent way back when who told me that some books have a "fated journey" and I think that could well be said about Affairs Valentino

I always knew it would generate discussion but never in my wildest dreams did I fathom the degree of resistance and uproar/furor it caused. It still blows my mind. Those who were exposed for their behavior in the book did not take it so well and instead of blowing it off and moving on, they devoted themselves to trying to ruin the book, me and my dear husband Renato Floris.

They failed. What I wrote in the book has and still is being proven to be true. Their sad claims it is all fiction fool and fooled no one who has ever read the book. Logic and sources trump their gaslighting BS. 

Perhaps Tracy Terhune is still laboring to portray Renato and I as exactly what he is but I do not know. I quit reading their feasts of insults served up here and there. I guess Renato and I just flew too high for their puny barbs to reach us.

Affairs Valentino is still a good read imo and has stood the test of time. 

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Read, Study and Know

Renato Floris devoted himself to perfection and in this the Valentino World owes him so much. He was never satisfied to leave a subject or a question without an exhaustive research process and one clue would lead to another. How far he took the study of Valentino and his endless research.

He fought the fight to defend our integrity and our work in the face of outrageous aggression and barbaric abuse by Terhune and his minions and in the face of the frustrating silence of those who chose to say nothing.

Renato... as the great hero of the Valentino legacy leaves a tremendous body of work and contribution and there is more to come. His final and now posthumous book will be out soon. 

And.... more....


Sunday, March 19, 2023

It is a Very Big Deal

Where is the shame in the Valentino world that they tolerate the abusive actions spearheaded towards Renato and I from Tracy Terhune? Must I continue to point it out? 

I know Terhune has some litany of perceived insults from comments previously left on this blog and by people who are fed up, disgusted and full of angst about it. But his grasping gaslighting fools no one who sees the entire picture. 

I guess it is tolerated because they believe his propaganda and do not think it is such a big deal. It is a big deal as he baits his surrogate loyalists into doing his bidding. Does he think this is not something I can prove. Hardly....he knows the horrors he committed over the past 12 years. It is no secret he has us banned on his Facebook groups and that his surrogates post shitty one star smack downs on all of our books and with glee. Mindlessly pleasing the leader is their modus operandi. 

Renato worked tirelessly to produce his perfect books, full of ground-breaking new research, discoveries about Rudolph Valentino's life which were documented, fascinating and presented with a mind-blowing clarity and brilliance of mind. 

Did he receive the kudos of Terhune for his efforts? Was Renato embraced and praised? No he was not. Terhune mocked him mercilessly for years, tick-tock referenced his old age with jokes about sipping Ensure, saying no one would miss him when he was gone. Well fact... everyone Renato knew misses him with all their hearts.

So what now I ask Tracy Terhune? What now in the wake of Renato's tragic passing? Do you continue in your idiotic shunning, your insults and filth? Or do you grovel an apology issued too late? 

And why is there a single person in the Valentino world who still finds a way to respect the emcee after all he did to Renato?

Is this a threat? It is... a threat of justice long, long over due. 

Fiat Justitia Ruat Caelum.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Called Out By Everyone

I could post every wicked thing Terhune ever said about my beautiful husband Renato. Not wasting a minute of my life on that. But I do have a mountain of Terhune's vile spewings. Imagine anyone mocking Renato, tearing his epic soul down, demeaning his honorable and valiant work in the name of Valentino? And imagine that person who orchestrated that barbaric behavior to be the one person who considers himself the "King of Valentino"? What a sick joke. 

I rise to call him out again and again in his pathetic gaslighting... hoping the world will see it all his way. But facts are facts and Renato and I never ran a blog under the title of his book, where we posted as him, and ran sick narratives about Satan and lies about him for years on end. 

What will justice be? I will envision it now... exacted on the King of the Haters, the King of the Lies...will he be wearing the sack cloth... being banned from ever visiting Valentino's tomb? Called out for exactly who he really is and by everyone.

The beauty and love Renato brought to his Valentino work shines through it all and always will. He endures. The tawdry Terhune in his banal weakness is vastly and further diminished in Renato's absence. 

Renato's force is multiplied infinitely and driving me on to JUSTICE.

Fiat Justitia Ruat Caelum. 

Friday, March 17, 2023


At the end of all of our podcasts, Renato would say, "Fiat Justitia, Ruat Caelum" Latin for "Let Justice be done though the heavens fall"... Justice over all. He said this because he sought justice for the atrocities done to us by Tracy Terhune and his minions over the many years.

While Renato and I worked to research, write, publish and share our own passion for Valentino in as honest a way as possible, Terhune ran his wicked ways for years on end... lying about us, defaming us, recruiting others in his evil cause to ruin our book sales, portray us as people we never were and still are not.

I do not read his filth any more and have not for a long time. But I offer this food for thought... If Terhune thinks we are gone with Renato's passing he is a fool indeed. No one on earth would tolerate the injustice he has wrought on us. 

Is this a threat? It is. A threat that justice will be done and I am more focused than ever in that cause. There will be a price to pay for the lies and abuse and it will be steep.

I found this little clip today. It might have to be listened to a few times to grasp what Renato is saying but the nod to "Papal authority" is so spot on. 


Sunday, January 15, 2023

Up and At It

This blog used to be a creative venue for me and a place of communication, discussion and discovery. It was ruined by the little band of idiots, morons who have tried to convince the world I am who they actually are. They failed. 

Their barrages of cruel comments were all sent in as anonymous so I was forced to read their wickedness. It was cruel and organized and they were at their worst. And always scouring my responses for something they could claim was out of line. They tried to hide. They failed. 

They may think they scored a victory over this blog but what kind of monsters revel in such acts? 

How are they proud of their censorship, their cruelty, their stupidity? 

I could pity them. I could ignore them. Or I could make sure the world knows exactly what they did and do.