Archive for August 17th, 2008

Rudolph Valentino Memorial Service…

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

VALENTINO WEEK

The 82nd Annual Rudolph Valentino Memorial Service

 

 

 

HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY

6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood

Cathedral Mausoleum foyer

Saturday, August 23, 2008

12:10 pm

 

By Tracy Ryan Terhune

 

This coming Saturday – August 23, 2008 marks the date of the 82nd anniversary of the passing of Rudolph Valentino. And keeping with long time tradition, once again we will be celebrating the LIFE and legacy of Rudy in the annual Valentino Memorial Service. (Contrary to some misguided opinions we do NOT celebrate his death. Only a person who’s never attended the respectful recent memorials would think in that way.)

 

 

 

This year our key-note speaker will be Tim Considine. He himself was named a “Disney Legend” in 2006 for his classic Walt Disney television work in the Spin and Marty serials as well as the Hardy Boys and co-starring in The Shaggy Dog and much more.

 

Tim’s father was United Artist producer John W. Considine Jr. – who produced Valentino’s final two films: The Eagle (1925) and Son of the Sheik (1926). His father was, along with Charlie Chaplin, (and others) a pall bearer for Valentino’s West Coast Funeral on September 7, 1926. He will speak for the first time publicly on his father’s stories and association with Rudolph Valentino.

  

Also there will be a new introduction video on John W. Considine Jr which is being edited by Bob Birchard. Also a complete new Valentino Tribute video will be shown.

 

Legendary musician Bob Mitchell (who will turn 96 next month) will once again be on hand to both play the music and sing two Valentino related songs.

 

Much more is in the works – and I hope anyone who’s in Hollywood next Saturday will make plans to be there. 12:10 is the time it starts, which is the exact time of day that Valentino died.

 

Please note: there will be NO outdoor Valentino screening this year.

  

Tracy Ryan Terhune has been the emcee of the Valentino Memorial Service for several years and is the author of Valentino Forever: The History of the Valentino Memoral Service (2004) and Valentino The Unforgotten (2007). He is also the moderator of the Valentino Yahoo Group and has a website dedicated to the silent film actor.

 

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Olympic Posters…

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

1896-1936

Olympic Posters

 

ATHENS 1896

 

 

PARIS 1900

 

 

ST. LOUIS 1904

 

 

LONDON 1908

 

STOCKHOLM 1912

 

 

ANTWERP 1920

 

PARIS 1924

 

 

AMSTERDAM 1928

 

LOS ANGELES 1932

 

 

BERLIN 1936

 

NOTE: The 1916 Olympics was not held because of World War I

 

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Ellen Weds Portia…

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

LGBT NEWS

DeGeneres marries girlfriend

 

 

 

U.S. comedian and talk show host weds actress Portia de Rossi

 

Reuters
August 17, 2008

 

U.S. comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres married her long-time partner, actress Portia de Rossi, at their home in Los Angeles on Saturday, according to People magazine.

 

DeGeneres, 50, and de Rossi, 35, exchanged handwritten vows in an intimate ceremony attended by 19 guests, a representative for the couple told the magazine.

 

The couple have been dating for about four years and have been open about their relationship, appearing at red carpet events in Hollywood together.

 

DeGeneres announced her plans to wed de Rossi, the former Ally McBeal actress, on her talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, in May after California’s Supreme Court overturned a state ban on same-sex marriage.

 

DeGeneres made broadcast history in 1997 when her TV alter ego came out of the closet on her ABC sitcom Ellen, becoming the first openly gay lead character on U.S. prime-time network television.

 

She previously had a relationship with actress Anne Heche.

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