Tag Archives: Gerald Desmond

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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Like Father (Grandfather), Like Son (Dad)

On this date over a century ago, April 1, 1909,  my father, Gerald Joseph Desmond, was born in Chicago, IL.  And that’s no April Fool’s joke! Happy Birthday, Dad! It seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the (family) tree … Continue reading

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