Monday, September 7, 2015

Valentino Memorial 2015 In Pictures


Banners flank the columns for the 88th Valentino Memorial 



Front of program for the Valentino Memorial 2015


Inside of program



12:10pm  - The Valentino Memorial Serice is set to start



Tracy Ryan Terhune -  Welcome and opening remarks including a passage from Rudy regarding his thoughts about the Valentino Memorial (read from Rudolph Valentino The Untold Story by Wayne Hatford  - page 103)


Tracy Ryan Terhune introducing guest speaker Allan Ellenberger, showing his wonderful book The Valentino Mystique



Historian and author Allen R. Ellenberger spoke and showed historic Valentino locations from both New York and Los Angeles





Allison Francis read three selections of poetry from Daydreams the book of poetry that Rudolph Valentino wrote in 1923.  She is holding (and read from) Valentino's own personal copy of the book.




The Wegter family sang two songs which they wrote and performed;  Like Valentino and Shooting Star   Rex, Laura, Rachel and Seth Wegter





Zachary Kadin read the listing from The Eagle campaign book detailing how exhibitors can increase business by using the brass Eagle coin as a promotion.  He is holding one of the Mark Strand Theatre Eagle coins which are the most valued, as Rudolph Valentino attended the performance and later threw them out of the car window to get people to scatter so his driver could escape the crowd



Tracy Ryan Terhune introducing the key note speaker for the 88th Valentino Memorial, Jeffrey Vance.  Holding Mr. Vance's Chaplin book.



Aclaimed author and historian Jeffrey Vance spoke indepth on the Valentino/Picford association.  




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The ring Valentino wore in The Eagle (pictured) was on public display for the very first time in it's history (aside from public auctions) at the Valentino Memorial this year






Gifted singer Nick Palance was not listed in the program as they had gone to press prior to his being confirmed for the Memorial.  This was his third time at the Valentino Memorial.  His first song was Ave Maria







Stella Grace led the audience in reciting of the 23rd Psalm from the Bible.  This is a long standing tradition at the Valentino Memorial





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Valentino Displays at the 88th Valentino Memorial











Thank you to Frank Labrador and Chris Roman for kind permission to use their photographs of the Valentino Memorial 2015
















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