Rudy and the Hudnuts

Rudy, speaking about his in-laws, Natacha’s mother and step-father (Richard Hudnut, owner of a cosmetics company.) “Was I ever dazzled by their wealth, ébloui, as the French might say? Of course, but not in any duplicitous way, and never with any particular goal in mind. I enjoyed watching them revel in their riches, that’s all, just as I did in my own ~ whenever I could! I never sought their largesse and neither was it offered, except in small doses such as tokens of appreciation and hospitality. Our relations had a ‘gemütlich’ quality to them, a generosity of spirit, which is what I really valued.” ~ Rudolph Valentino