Wayne Hatford Interview

Interviewer: Shawn Schikora

Q 1:  Do you feel during the past year, due to so many issues, that our “spirit” tapped us on our respective shoulders, giving us a wake-up call? 

A: For sure! In 2021, the macro and the micro are very much in synch which means we cannot not notice that in our daily lives. The “inconvenience” of it all is the wake-up call, spirit in this case being our Higher Selves.

Q 2: What would you suggest to those frightened or hesitant to “look deeper” during these challenging times? 

A: In times like these, we have no choice but to look deep inside. Of course, one can always choose to divert one’s attention elsewhere but that only works for short periods of time. Spiritual journeys never stop; the only difference is that (often due to outside happenings or circumstances) they suddenly become highlighted, meaning we notice them and either accept or reject that they are extant. Bottom line: you are on a spiritual journey that began at first breath. It is always happening on a subconscious level. To what extent you become conscious of it is up to you.

Q 3:  Unfortunately, it seems many people don’t make concrete changes until some problem serves as a catalyst. Do you feel that in a way problems are blessings? Can one utilize a healing crisis to begin their spiritual growth, and if so, how?   

A: Problems are opportunities in search of solutions, and often we don’t know something is a problem until we get a clear sense of what not having it looks like. It’s the idea of contrast. Catalysts are endemic to the human experience; they are constant and the extent to which we interact with them is a decision that is yours to make. Any crisis can fuel positive outcomes should we decide to utilize it in a constructive way.

Q 4: Many people hope to begin their spiritual journeys, but genuinely fear and believe spiritual growth encompasses the more spectacular elements they’ve either read about or seen depicted in films, TV, videos, and the media. On the opposite end, there are those seeking a wild, supernatural “thrill show,” hoping something truly “mind blowing” happens, and feeling disappointed spiritual growth might be mundane. What are your thoughts on this topic? 

A: Spiritual growth is never mundane but, true, it often occurs by taking baby steps. Any wild, supernatural, thrill show will be the result of you being ready for it, and desiring its manifestation. It does not “just happen.” On some level you have given your permission and are a full participant in the experience. You refer to gossamers in your question, wisps of supposition. If you do not imbue them with substance they can never factor into your determinations or beliefs. Ghosts, whatever you make of the term, are just that, and nothing more.

Q 5: Many people believe in traditional religion and the place it occupies in their lives. If this is altered due to exploring less traditional spiritual methods, they might experience an “existential crisis” of sorts re: faith, their concept of God/Higher power, etc. Have you encountered individuals who have experienced this uneasy and possibly even unsettling dichotomy or schism in their so-called “spiritual psyches”?  

A: When are you not evolving, moving away from something while at the same time moving toward something else?  To answer your question, yes, I have, but I believe it to be a “faux” choice. We are only in an existential crisis if we decide to look at it that way. I respect everyone’s religious preference yet I urge you to not be boxed in by any particular dogma. Mental stimulation and exploration of ideas are keys to happiness. You can also be associated with a religion for any number of reasons unrelated to its teachings. That almost everyone experiences at least one crisis of faith during a lifetime is pretty much a given.

Q 6: You’ve been a teacher for most of your professional life. Do you feel that in exploring new areas, such as spirituality, channeling, and subsequently the world of self-publishing, you are continuing your role as a teacher? Or, have you also become a student of sorts? Do you feel the best teachers are perpetual students? 

A: I was a public school French and Spanish teacher for approximately two thirds of my professional life. And I could claim to be a teacher in my personal life as well, certainly in regards to the books I have published. They are meant to inform the reader and expand consciousness. The famous “Chicken Soup for the Soul” comes to mind however my books are not based on one dish but many, a smorgasbord of ideas rooted in spirituality and metaphysics that are sometimes also great fun! In exploring the areas you mention, I have been both student and teacher, and continue to be. Indeed, I have always been studying something, whether it eventually became a profession or not. So, a life-long student, yes; also (a) teacher, and I contend that most people participate in that same paradigm. Human interaction is about learning, and spontaneous teacher/student role-playing between any two individuals is a major factor in achieving that goal.

Regarding self-publishing, I fortunately came across an excellent provider, re: formatting and design. My first book was traditionally published; those that followed are self-published. It is a gift of this age that much more material can now be shared with the public, as opposed to the days when publishers and editors acted as funnels to limit what could be imparted.

Q 7: What prompted, or served as a catalyst for, your own spiritual exploration? 

A: Curiosity, the sense that all is not what it seems, and that there are greater plans and machinations in motion such as those symbolized by the movement of the planets. Never one to fully embrace any given religion I explored several in my youth, noted their respective vitalities, and then moved on. My first metaphysical foray was into the world of astrology when I lived in Boston. I then learned to read Tarot cards and realized that to some extent I was an empathic. Channeling did not come until later in life.

Q 8: You use the term “empath” to describe yourself. How exactly would you describe or define that term? Is it a talent, an expertise, an inborn trait, or was it something you “honed” and developed?

A. To some extent, all of the above. I first noticed as a child that I was able to tune into other people’s moods which translated into knowing when to keep my mouth shut or speak up, as the case may be. I believe if one is born predisposed to psychic sensitivity (which is how I define being an empath) more esoteric pursuits like channeling can easily be pursued, honed and flexed like a muscle. Astrology supports this contention as Neptune, ruler of cross-dimensional communication, is prominent in my chart, and in conjunction with both Sun and Mars.

Q 9: What advice would you share with those interested in channeling a deceased loved one, or a former business partner, co-worker, friend, etc.?   

A: To effect communication with the Other Side, you must first feel grounded, secure, and comfortable within. And, I would suggest a few specifics in terms of setting the stage. Plan to channel late at night when Earth Plane “wires” are less busy. Cleanse your setting however you wish: via verbal incantation, burning sage, etc. Have one lit candle on the table or more. Pray if you wish. Ask that any extraneous entities be gone. Then call the entity in question to be present by speaking its name with the intention of allowing it to move the pen on the paper before you. If contact has been made you of course will be moving the pen yourself, but it will feel like someone else is really guiding it. The handwriting is likely to be different from your ordinary style and sometimes very fast. These are solely my ideas and suggestions, not ironclad fact. I am simply sharing what has worked for me. By the way, I only feel comfortable calling forth specific entities with which I already feel rapport. Ouija boards are not my style as who knows who may appear, and the information may therefore be dubious.  Do not attempt to channel if ever you are feeling afraid of doing so. Everyone can channel, but it is not for everyone.

Q 10: How do we know when we are aligned with spirit? Is “spiritual alignment” a myth?

A: It is definitely not a myth, although there is no foolproof method to determine if you and a given spirit are momentarily in alignment. You may indeed experience physical manifestations, shivers, for example, or simply sense a ‘presence.’ In such instances, picture all concerned surrounded by Light and ask internally or out loud if there is any guidance or inspiration wanting to be imparted.

Q 11: Related to the above question, do you feel too many expect to be “aligned” as if it’s a kind of spiritual honeymoon? Is spiritual work difficult? Where does the “blissful” feeling of alignment come into play, if at all? Are only a few “gifted” with this spiritual bliss? 

A: Cross dimensional alignment can and does take place all the time, but it is not automatic nor any sort of reward for spiritual work. In each instance, a great deal of maneuvering is required, akin to hitting the jackpot on a slot machine and usually very fleeting. I have never found spiritual work troubling though challenging at times, yes, because we are being called upon to reframe our thinking and/or step outside of our comfort zones. Spiritual bliss is available to all, and to some extent it is a product of our own volitions. If we want to be in that space, we can!

Q 12: You have gotten spiritual messages and guidance from none other than the late silent film actor, legend, and sex symbol Rudolph Valentino; in fact, he has helped you in the writing of several books. Why do you think he chose to work with you? Were you initially hesitant, or disbelieving, starting a “spiritual relationship” with him? 

A: Rudolph Valentino was not the first entity I channeled. Prior to working with his ‘Greater Self’ (defined as the sum total of all his experiences thus far, in the body and out) I used automatic writing to contact my friend Janice who had passed unexpectedly at age 34. In the initial writing session it immediately became clear that we were in touch. Upon sharing what I had received, mutual friends vouched: yes, that sure sounds like Janice! The book we co-wrote, “Letters from Janice,” is about her experiences with the transition called death. Like all of my books, it is available via amazon.com or valentinospeaks.com.

To explain further about Rodolfo: his aforementioned “Greater Self” uses the personality that was as a vehicle or framework for communication. So what comes through is Rudy, his wit and wisdom for sure, but also his wider knowledge and experience.

After the Janice book was published, my channeling abilities lay fallow for some years. Then, in 2005, in a very compressed time period, my attention was suddenly directed to a wealth of information about Rudolph Valentino, his life and career. I paid attention and was inspired to attempt an automatic writing session to see if we could connect. It turned out that we could! To confirm what I already believed true, I made it a point to read the book of poetry he wrote in 1923 and discovered that the syntax, style, and tone were quite similar to the material I had been receiving. That was also the case with the booklet he wrote in the 1920’s entitled “How to Stay Fit.” By the third automatic writing session, it was clear that we were writing a book, Rudy providing the source material and me acting as scribe. That effort became “Valentino Speaks.” We have since collaborated on 3 other books, “Going for Excelsior,” “Rudolph Valentino: The Untold Story,” and “Beauty Wanted.” Though an experience requiring a certain amount of rigor as is the case with all book projects, working together is great fun! There is always a sense of wonder and delight each time we do an automatic writing session. I do know why we are in synch but it is also true that Rodolfo’s essence is in synch and in communication with many other people as well. So in that respect I am not unique. Given my previous experiences with Janice, I was not hesitant or afraid to start a “spiritual relationship” with Rodolfo.

Q 13: Would you be at the same place today, on spiritual, professional, creative, and emotional levels, if Rudolph Valentino were not an influence in your life? 

A: Absolutely not! My interactions with Rodolfo are rich, layered, intellectually stimulating and above all always very collegial. Additionally, there is a “birds of a feather” aspect to them, sense of dovetailing, even though the personality that was his is quite different from the one I have adopted in this lifetime. In working with Rudy’s essence, I have consistently expanded my horizons and continue to do so in all the arenas you mention. Of course, every life experience is enhancing, but the ones involving Rodolfo have been nothing short of dazzling, loads of personal and professional growth having ensued. The thrust of our work is to enlighten others, but I am also continually enlightened by the information imparted, for our books, and to me personally.

Q 14: Do you feel your spiritual life and growth in this area would be different without your inner work with and guidance from Valentino? 

I cannot say how my life would be different had I never channeled Rudolph Valentino, for there would have surely been lots of other learning opportunities. For me, channeling has truly been an apex, perhaps the most important highlight of my life, and a way of using my skills in the service of others, sources and readers alike.

Indeed, I find myself rather Rudy-centric these days, relishing my role as portavoce  (spokesperson) in terms of bringing our book projects to fruition. Rodolfo has a lot to say, and I am grateful to be able to give him voice!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Beauty Wanted”

“Beauty Wanted,” the title of my latest book, has special meaning for it was a life-long quest for Rudolph Valentino. Here is how he describes his rapport with beauty.

Immerso ero nella bellezza. Essa si stringeva ad ogni poro del mio corpo. La respiravo, l’amavo; era la piscina dove nuotavo, e dove nuoto ancora.” (I was immersed in beauty. It clung to every pore of my body. I breathed it, I loved it; it was the pool in which I swam, and where I still swim.)

Yes, Rudy swims in that pool; he always has and always will, a notion with which most fans can agree.

Unlike my previous Rudy-sourced books here he is not the star, yet his guest appearances paramount (pun intended!) This book explores the special relationship Beauty has with Italy and Italians plus it’s partially a memoir, Rudy’s contribution was to play wingman, enhancing and enlivening the proceedings for both writer and reader. Once again he infuses the text with wit and wisdom, his powers of observation in peak mode. And, as always, it’s been great fun to be on his wavelength!

I hope you will enjoy reading “Beauty Wanted!”

 

 

 

 

White Light

Characterized by the absence of static, of any type. Love on a stick, meaning in concentrated form.

We bandy this term about a fair amount, it issues forth from our lips, and pens, with great frequency which, no accident, is the mortal coil in pursuit of its roots reflecting the desire each of us has to upgrade, so to speak, to eventually return unto the fold. White Light is a synonym for liquid Love, a visual interpretation of what Love is.

To place someone or something in White Light is to wish them optimal growth, like dousing them with fertilizer in a cosmic sense. Of course, such wishes open the door for lateral and bi-lateral expansions. All doors being open in the case of White Light make it even more interesting to see which one, or ones, the people being surrounded by it will choose.

Another way to look at placing yourself, others or a given situation in White Light is to think of it as an opportunity for the greatest degree of success, the best use of resources. And we can do no higher service to our fellows, brothers and sisters, than to place them in Love, surround them with it, what White Light IS. Ecco fatto (there you have it.”)

~ Rudolph Valentino

Time

Time is NOW and only now. There is no past or future. Time marks the present in the same way that an animal marks his or her environment. Time also marks space, from our perspective impacting concepts, constructs and spatial relationships. For many of us, unfortunately, it’s like a little rascal always nipping at our heels. I propose instead we choose to see it differently. 

The NOW is where power resides. Therefore, carpe diem ~ seize the day, a really sound piece of advice. Though we tend to view time as a measure of what is past or yet to come, it is really just a measure of where we are now as we do whatever it is that we are doing. 

How can we use time to our advantage? By giving it as little attention as possible. Therefore, don’t be bound by the ticking of a clock, your calendar, electronic devices or anything else that is theoretically pulling you towards the future. Instead, just BE. Again, there is only the eternal NOW. 

Time’s mission actually is to keep us in the present. But how you ask? By providing us with a false sense of the past and a shadow impression of the future, in other words, by constantly reminding us that all we really have is right here, right now ~ in the moment. 

There are endless simultaneous NOWS, my friends. Within each, individual events are recorded, maintaining themselves in perpetuity. If you know that each event never loses its punch because it is, just as you are in this so-called moment, you will get what you need to know about time and how it works. 

I suggest we view time as an infinite number of interlocking NOWS, each separate yet always in the process of morphing into the one that appears to immediately precede and follow it. Events are found inside, wrapping themselves around each other like a series of Russian dolls. What seems to us as aging is nothing more than the same dynamic at work.

It may also be helpful to think of time as a wheel, full of individual cogs, each representing a particular NOW. Those of us in the Astral can focus on any one of them or on any combination thereof ~ if we so choose. That is how we are able to ‘take a look’ at things ~ by scrolling through so-called past or future events. By the way, all happenstances, be they of great import such as a volcanic explosion or almost imperceptible like a single leaf falling from a tree, have equal weight.   

Others before me have exhorted you to be in the moment. Now I would like to follow suit. Make each NOW, therefore, a very conscious event whose purpose it is to entwine the various strands of our lives, including the genetic, knitting them up. Who knew life was about producing handicrafts? Well, it is. We literally spin our own webs!

For many, time implies movement. The truth is, however, that time by itself goes nowhere. It only seems to. Clocks are just ornaments, pretty things to look at ‘from time to time.’

That a year has an end is something that cannot be. Nevertheless, each acts as a marker and in that sense is to be reflected upon. As a result, every December 31st we have an opportunity to look at the choices we’ve made during the previous twelve months and think about what we want to do now as we appear to go forward. However, as you already know there is no forward, only other versions of the NOW. 

To reiterate, life is a series of interconnected NOWS, all lined up next to each other in an infinite perspective of endless horizons. Time itself is a fantasy. What we perceive of as time passing can be attributed to shifts in our own vibratory rates, enabling us to become associated with and participate in any number of different events ~ as we see fit.

Many of us were brought up believing that time is something that we can either make good use of or waste. But is that really the case? No. There is no such thing as wasting time even though the continual comings and goings of the Sun and Moon sometimes tend to support that impression. Everything we do has both purpose and reason. 

Time was conceived of to help us deal with change, or rather the fear of change.  Transition, what we call death, frees us all from bonds, including those having to do with the illusion of time. Eternal is not just a word, it is emblematic of how things work. 

Again there is no time. It is merely a concept. We are all time-less. If you will, think on that. Also, notice the extent to which time and our references to it tend to permeate our thinking.” ~ Rodolfo Valentino

 

Rudy’s Birthday

Numerologically, two numbers in particular are keys to understanding the trajectory of Rudolph Valentino’s life, Eight and Seven.

I like to think of him as “Infinity Man” because the address of the house he was born in, Via Roma, 116, Castellaneta, Italy adds up to 8 which when turned on its side becomes the infinity symbol. And the cemetery where he is buried in Los Angeles uses that same symbol as its logo which, again, when turned upright becomes an 8. Alpha and Omega!

Rodolfo was born on 5-6-1895. (Happy Belated, RVG!) The number he is working, therefore, is 7.

“These individuals share their high vision and reveal new possibilities through their creative endeavors as they express truth and beauty. Their intense eyes and sparkling energy and their crisp, refined qualities reveal them as high-minded “angels” in human form. Having found unconditional, but not naive, trust in themselves and others, they see the inherent perfection and larger workings of a loving Spirit, even in the most difficult of circumstances. Inspired by a higher purpose, they find deep meaning in uplifting and moving others to a more refined, elevated sense of their own lives.” ~ excerpted from “The Life You Were Born to Live” by Dan Millman.

What a confirmation of how the public perceived and reacted to Rudy, his arc as an actor, public and private persona! And that was always his stated goal, that his pictures and the parts he played move audiences to a higher place, in other words, expand consciousness. Bravo, Rodolfo, for a life well-lived! ~ Wayne Hatford

Valentino’s Spirit Guides

As chronicled by a number of his biographers, Rudy had an avid interest in spiritualism and the information he received, whether intuitively or through participating in séances and automatic writing sessions, was instrumental, he would say, in conducting his life. In fact, during his marriage to Natacha Rambova they both pursued channeling as a tool for enlightenment, and it was by this means that Rudy wrote and Natacha edited “Day Dreams,” published in 1923.

The two most frequently cited spirit guides are ‘Black Feather’ and ‘Meselope.’ In channeling my contribution to his legend, the posthumous autobiography, “Rudolph Valentino The Untold Story,” I decided to solicit Rudy’s reflections on how they impacted his life, then and now. ~ Wayne Hatford

BLACK FEATHER (Native American spirit guide)

Black Feather was the type who would tap me on the shoulder prior to any important life decision, as if to say “Rudy, is this really what you want to do?” He was a validator, therefore, of last resorts. Not him per se, but his imploring me to reflect placed me exactly where I should be: on the hot seat as emperor of my own domain for we are our only final arbiters, in all cases. Black Feather’s presence in my life also injected instinct, a most important element of Native American lifestyle, what their survival often depended on. So I followed mine, and was encouraged to by him, in direct communication and not, within and without.

He was a mentor par excellence et je suis fort reconnaissant du rôle qu’il a joué, (and I am very grateful for the role he played) often center stage. Merci, mille fois! (A thousand thanks!) We work together now which you should not be surprised to hear, as comrades and compatriots.

MESELOPE (Ancient Egyptian spirit guide)

A different story, as he and I did know each other once in incarnated life whereas that is not the case with Black Feather. Meselope was a scholar who advised me, a sounding board in the position I held under Pharaoh Horemheb, that of Vizier, the one you (speaking to the author) are also familiar with, where we sometimes walked the halls at night seeking shooting stars. Later he moved up the ranks to keeper of my scrolls, master scribe, overseeing others. So that life-time left a strong imprint on my soul and I carried the energy inside and, as I expressed Rudy, some of it appeared. Meselope knows how to anchor. That is how he helped Natacha and I when we called out to spirits to respond to our questions, held automatic writing sessions to create our book. He, too, is a trusted comrade.

Meselope carries the scent of ancient Egypt, incense, perfume, and along with that, the consciousness, great order and purpose of that society. For me, in that incarnation, it was truly a wonderful place to be alive. Oddly, he has an even stronger connection with Natacha having once been her father and then again her prince. His was an exemplary role in each of our lives. I remain eternally grateful to him and here we do also converse. What a solid, constructive force in the Universe, this is Meselope!” ~ Rudolph Valentino

 

Douglas Fairbanks

Mr. Hollywood! If ever there was a quintessential figure, someone audiences could rally around as both hero and rogue, it was Doug. He had the magic, the one that propelled him to great heights. Of course, that he had control over his pictures was paramount. He did not need to kowtow to studio demands or act in simpering productions, stale pieces of bread, even crusts, which is what I would liken some of the product of those days to be. And Doug was a really nice guy, funny, witty, always with a sly sense of humor. His physical prowess obviously delighted viewers, made him, for a while, top box office. And he picked his projects well, wished me all the best with “The Eagle” and “Son of the Sheik” once I had joined the United Artists stable of stars.

We were a bit competitive physically, had to show off to each other once in a while, our abilities with riding and sports. I have fond memories of Doug, and how our careers were, in a way, complimentary. My favorite Fairbanks film was “The Thief of Baghdad.” An incredibly impressive work of art and it was fun to watch!” ~ Rudolph Valentino

Arts et Métiers, Rudy-style

Rudy was a big fan of integrating his own life experiences with cinematic art, something he was innately able to accomplish as an expression of self.

Indeed, he was talented in a number of arenas, having a natural affinity for other careers which could have allowed him to assume those mantles, should he have wanted to do so. Rudy did work as a dancer, and gardener, for example, but he surely would have also been an excellent auto mechanic, photographer, or movie director. The roads not taken!

All of his personal interests and abilities were brought to bear on his work in front of the camera, and I propose Rudy used these bits and pieces of his personal reality to help create the color and vibrancy his screen roles encapsulated. As celebrated as his public persona became, there was always a sense that deep down inside he was an “every-man,” therefore infinitely relatable. Rudy showed us his heart, in a way that no other actor, before or since, has ever done. ~ Wayne Hatford

Rudy’s Career Roller Coaster Ride

Rudy’s experiences with the major studios he once called home can be likened to a “montagne russe” (roller coaster) in terms of propulsion and up and down motion. Universal was his first important employer, and four of the films he did there, along with his respective leading ladies (Carmel Myers and Mae Murray, each X 2) helped launch his career, their popularity at the time providing heft. In these movies, Rudy got to explore his playful side, even experimenting with pratfalls in “All Night.” He was also cast as a non-ethnic, certainly not the case later on.

Then, following a string of small roles and bit parts, Rudy signed with Metro to star in the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” an unqualified hit and the first instance of million dollar box office. Here Rudy was at the top of his game, the pieces coming together to create one of his most memorable roles. All that, and the tango too!

In a move one could only deem blasé, the studio then cast him in a series of lackluster, though at times interesting, follow-up films where his innate luminescence always ended up transcending the material. In truth Rudy probably would have created interest with the visual equivalent of reading a phone book; such was the magnetism he projected. Personally I like everything he did on screen, all his roles to greater or lesser extents, because they exuded magic, an ephemeral, quixotic spark.

Metro’s indifference soon translated to Paramount’s gain, as he started working at Famous Players-Lasky where they immediately cast him in what was to be his seminal part, Ahmed the Sheik. Loads of interest and box office cash resulted and Paramount knew they had a phenomenon on their hands. Unfortunately, they, like Metro, did not follow up very well. Several decent pictures ensued but only one other really notable one, “Blood and Sand.”

Rudy’s final employer was United Artists, the studio founded by Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin and D.W. Griffin. His last two films were quality projects, and each allowed him to shine, again at the top of his game. By all accounts, he was delighted with his work in “The Eagle” and “Son of the Sheik” the latter providing an opportunity to reprise Ahmed, this time père et fils (father and son.) The roller coaster ride ended on a high point, and Rodolfo left this world at the peak of his fame, a level of renown that continues to this day! ~ Wayne Hatford

Agnes Ayres

“My co-conspirator, for that is how we felt and even remarked upon while constructing the ‘Sheik’ films. We exchanged pregnant glances off set and sometimes on, when demanded by the director. Some would say my performance as the Sheik was eye-popping and it was that at times, again as the director so required. But, all in good fun!

Agnes was both very down to earth and quite a proper lady, though she also did not blush when there was a slightly risqué joke being shared. She and I discussed our roles a fair amount, especially during the second outing. I lament the chagrins she faced with her husband and personal life. Post-Sheiks, she apparently was high strung and had some difficulties reconciling her reality. This was not foreshadowed in our interactions; I was unaware of it at the time.

Agnes so graciously returned, as you know, for a small role in “Son of the Sheik.” I think our work together was solid and I shall forever be indebted to her for a great deal of my success or rather how I most impressed the public, which was in this vehicle, not my preferred means of conveyance but ultimately rather effective. There was never any romance between us yet we were able to play at that, hint of its existence in how we comported with each other. She remains in spirit but we are not in touch at the moment. Dear Agnes, such a formal name! She found herself in a position of great envy, breathing life into Mrs. Hull’s confection.” ~ Rudolph Valentino

(Excerpted from “Rudolph Valentino The Untold Story” ~ 2014)