Sunday, July 23, 2017

The 90th Valentino Memorial Service

"We Never Forget"
The 90th Valentino Memorial Service

The Valentino Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.  This year marks the 90th anniversary of this time-honored event.  The Valentino Memorial Service is the oldest continuing annual event in Hollywood history!

To commemorate this historic anniversary I am excited to announce that the Valentino Memorial Service will be broadcast LIVE over the internet via Facebook Live.  This affords anyone, anywhere in the world to watch the Valentino Memorial Service live, in real time as it occurs.  At the conclusion, the service will be viewable in a stored post on the "We Never Forget" Facebook group.

In addition to being broadcast live, we will be using a completely new sound system that we anticipate to vastly improve the sound problem that is inherited due to the marble hall where the service is held.  We also will have our videos projected on a 10 foot by 12 foot screen.

Our guest speakers will include:

Terry Moore -   noted screen star will address the Valentino Memorial for the first time, to speak briefly on Hollywood's Golden Era and how Valentino paved the way for screen romance.

Terry Moore with James Dean 1954

Joan Craig  -  Author of the book Theda Bara My Mentor will speak on her recollections of attending the Valentino Memorial as a young girl.  The person who brought her to the Valentino Memorial was none other than Theda Bara!

Sylvia Valentino Huber -  We are honored that Sylvia Valentino Huber, who's grandfather was Rudolph Valentino's brother, will address the audience with thoughts from the family on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Memorial for her great uncle.

In addition to the listed speakers we will have short video presentations, including a tribute video to past participants in the Valentino Memorial Service through the years.  There will be poetry read from Daydreams and songs of reflection.

Please join us on August 23, 2017  The service starts promptly at 12:10pm  Located at Hollywood Forever Cemetery at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd It is free, open to the public.  The Facebook Live streaming will start approximately at 12 noon.


  1. Thank you for people who, because living in Europe will not be able to live this event with you in Los Angeles.
    Tessa Bertin

  2. Great news & looking forward.

  3. The program and the commemorative pin-back button for this years memorial event look fantastic and wouldn't it be nice if admirers of Rudy who are unable to attend could purchase said. Always thought that memorabilia like this would be nice to possess.

    On a different note... RV fan clubs either in the US or UK do not exist anymore, the days were funds were collected for flower tributes are long gone.
    Although Rudy's crypt does display the occasional flower tribute, June Mathis never displays any (or few) - long forgotten but such an important figure/ woman in Rudy's life/death. Where would he rest if it would have not been for her generosity.

    How about a revival or means to be set up for a fund where contributions can be made for floral displays on both crypts.

    My thoughts for the day ;

  4. Thank you Tracy and everyone else on your team to present us with the live feed to Rudy's Memorial. Thoroughly enjoyed it, very moving - felt like being there & much appreciated.

  5. I came with my friend, not knowing what to expect. It was a wonderful service, so well organized. Kudos to everyone involved with this excellent memorial.