What Would Rudy Say?

Well, we have already found out, and more is in the offing! It’s been fascinating for me to team up with Rudy’s essence, his spirit on the Other Side, to produce  “Valentino Speaks” and “Going for Excelsior.” I’ve learned so much, both about myself and how the Universe works, in the process!

That said, a new book project has begun, yet to be named, that will focus on the Valentino phenomenon, his personal life, films, some of the people he knew, etc. Rudy’s observations, from his current vantage point and knowledge base, removed from the shackles of personality. In other words, the big picture, unfettered!

From time to time, I will keep you apprised of my progress. Cosa direbbe Rodolfo? Fra poco, sapremo! My goal is to publish the new material sometime in 2014.

Wayne Hatford


Cross Dimensional Communication

In this chapter of my life, because of personal experience and having written three channeled books, this concept seems like second nature. And, indeed it is! I contend that we are always communicating with those on the Other Side, some of us more consciously than others. Who are they? Friends, relatives, lovers, partners, husbands, wives ~ in short, anyone with whom we have agreements. Those we never met may also be included in the mix, as they may be involved with us for other reasons. Some of these sparks of energy (for that is what they are without a physical body) take on the role of spiritual guide, lending their support and participating in our lives to greater or lesser degrees, again, according to mutual agreement.

How does this occur? Mostly through the use of symbols, things we notice in our environments. Also via hunches, or words and phrases we may hear ~ out loud or in the silence of our minds. Those on the Other Side can be helpful in a myriad of ways, if we but stop, look and listen! Know, also, that when you call out to or think of someone in spirit, they will most assuredly get the message.

What is the nature of my connection with Rudolph Valentino? He, that is to say his essence, his spirit, and my own, have had several other collegial interactions throughout the eons which, because of their karmic nature, have provided us with an opportunity to collaborate, once again ~ this time without any power differentials. That is why working with Rudy to create “Valentino Speaks” and “Going for Excelsior” has been such an exhilarating experience! There’s been an incredible sense of poise and balance around both enterprises, what Rudy also exudes in thousands of extant photos taken of him during his life-time.

That said, our hope is that this work, these books, will, over time, contribute to the further normalization of this phenomenon! Così, ci vorrebbe!

Wayne Hatford

Reflections on ‘Convegno Valentino’

For a list of the speakers at Convegno Valentino, the seminar on the life and career of Rudolph Valentino that was sponsored by the University of Turin Film Department in 2009, please click on the following link:


As with any series of presentations, in this case a study of the ‘refractions’ of a star that continues to shine, each speaker had his or her own points of view. [Read more…]

Channeling Rudolph Valentino

Though this will surely come as no surprise, Rudy is working through, and with, an ever-growing number of people, in varying degrees, and through the use of multiple modalities and applications. To wit: some, like me, collaborate with him in a very direct and deliberate way, in my case via automatic writing. Others encounter Valentino’s energy more tangentially and often find themselves inspired by it, incorporating what they feel or have learned from their association with his gestalt into their own creations.

Did any of the people who have told his story, both pictorially and in print, remain untouched by his radiating luminescence? I would say, NO, non è possibile…..

In realizing their projects, I contend they ‘heard’ Valentino speak, somehow, some way, for he is a muse, as well as an icon of love!

Since writing “Valentino Speaks” and more recently, “Going for Excelsior,” I have been pleased to meet (in person and virtually) several other people who are also actively channeling Rudolph Valentino, primarily as voice mediums. In session with one, I was delighted to be able to experience the same phraseology and vibrational timbre that I have become accustomed to in my own work with the Valentino essence. Yet another confirmation!

Valentino is quite a busy guy, there, on the “Other Side.” And, as he says, he’s just a heart-beat away from us ~ like we all are, from where he is. Valentino’s purpose, both during his life-time and in death, is to stimulate thought, expand consciousness, bring us closer to ourselves, open our hearts. And I, for one, think he’s doing an excellent job! Bravo, RVG!

As an FYI, more Rudy-related projects are in the pipeline! For example, his great grand-niece, Jeanine Villalobos, is penning a new biography primarily sourced from family documents and, I understand, a new book on Valentino is soon to debut in Italy. In the meantime, be sure to check out what has already been written, my books, if you have not done so already, and in particular the work of Donna Hill, Emily Leider, Tracy Terhune and Allan Ellenberger, all of whom have contributed greatly in shedding light on his life and times.




Rudy and the Critics

My contention is that what critics had/have to say about Rudy’s body of work and persona, either during the 1920’s or now, is irrelevant. The proof is in the pudding, and Rudy is quite a good cook! Indeed, his films are still thought of as ‘must-sees’ for those who love silent films and his luster as an icon of love has not dimmed. In fact, I would say that of late it grows stronger, given the spate of Rudy-related books, rare photos, and new DVD releases that have come to light ~ especially during the past 10 years, and with more on the horizon.

That said, the people who have seen his films know the truth and, therefore, will not be influenced by anyone’s jaundiced eye or attempt to be snarky. Rudy was a wonderfully nuanced actor, who fully owned every part he inhabited. For that is what he did in front of a camera, imbue them with soul! Did he ever go general in his roles? Sure, when the script and/or Director called for it. But if you look carefully, there are gems in each one, when his character projects incredible luminescence and touches everyone’s heart.

I think there were even flashes of brilliance in his pre-1921 films as he brought freshness to whatever formulaic plot he was involved with ~ for example, in the two films he did with Carmel Myers.

Audiences always trump the critics. And Rudy continues to be one of the most talked-about and viewed stars of all time. In the meantime, I continue to be astounded by the large number of Rudy photos and Rudy-related posts that appear on Facebook, sometimes on a daily basis! Now, if only someone would find a copy of “Uncharted Seas” or “A Sainted Devil” languishing somewhere in a vault!