Monthly Archives: August 2013


There’s a little badge on this page immediately to the right of what you’re reading right now, labeled “International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.”  (Yep, you got it, the colorful one with the quill feather pen, green ink … Continue reading

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Hollywood Comes Calling Again!

A few days ago I put up a post about a Hollywood connection between my father Gerald J.Desmond Sr. (1909-1979), and Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926), matinee screen idol from the silent movie era. Bottom line: Both had been photographic subjects of  … Continue reading

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Rudolph Valentino and Dad

Rudolph Valentino and Dad.  Just what do those two men have in common (other than their stunning good looks, of course?) Why, the same professional photographer.  Yep, that’s right.  The same person who photographed American matinee screen idol Rudolph Valentino–heart … Continue reading

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