Rudy's manager upon his death, S. George Ullman, became the figurehead 'President' of the main drive to raise funds for a memorial for Rudy. He got much support across the ocean from "The Valentino Association" which used his name and Valentino clout to organize on their end. Here is some interesting correspondence from 1927 in which Ullman writes a kindly letter to Miss Nora Pye who resides in London, and gets her in touch with Miss M.C. Elliot who runs the London Valentino Association. Miss Elliot would remain involved until her death in the 1980's By the time of her death the club had long since been renamed The Valentino Memorial Guild and headed by Leslie Flint.
Letter from S. George Ullman to Miss Pye
Information sheet sent to people who inquired about donating/joining
the Valentino Association in London
Oversize business card for The Valentino Association and Valentino
Nice letter to Miss Nora Pye from Miss M.C. Elliot circa 1927
This receipt shows that Miss Nora Pye joined the Valentino Association