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Dear Classic movie fanatics, I need your help beyond proportions! My great great grandmother was the wife to an eccentric comic legend, and his name was LUIS ALBERNI... Luis Alberni was a very respected, admired and well loved sensational on screen and on stage personality of his time. He left behind an immense body of work and memories that will soon be lost forever, if I dont do what I am doing now. Wanda Wilson, my great great grandmother, was the daughter of a Texas Architect, whose registered historic landmarks to this day still stand. In the 1920's she was a bootlegger, she would fly her plane loaded with barrels of gin and Whiskey while my great grandma would sleep atop he barrels. She had only one daughter, her daughter (my nana Wanda Ward - Alberni's "Kiki") had only one daughter my Mom, and I am the first born great great grandchild. In the late 1930s Luis Alberni still married to his first wife Charlotte discovered Wanda in a night club standing and chatting above a spiral staircase. She had pulled back platinum hair, her eyebrows shaved and drawn on in the Harlow style, her eyes strikingly blue, she wore red lipstick, a satin red dress, red pumps dazzled in rhinestones. He discovered her and instantly fell head over heals, she always would say "I fell in love with his curly jet black hair," according to my Nana. And so they began their love affair. He was truly one of the greatest and an extremely seasoned freelance actor, he would often watch people in movies who couldn't act or who'd overact and say "Ah, they stumped their toe!" My great great grandma a very classy and refined woman could be a mean drunk, so they would fight at times and recieved much publicity for their marital problems, they divorced in 1945, but still stayed with one another. My nana born in 1947 saw none of this. Wanda lived in Topanga Canyon a couple miles away from Luis when he died in 1962 at the motion picture television fund. The moment I discovered Luis, was when I was 6 years old, my Nana Wanda yelled to me across the house "baby come here quick, papa's on t.v.!" I yelled back "okay I'm coming nana," this was a pivotal moment in my life, and my nana 71 years old now and 15 years old when her papa passed away planted the seed in me, that's made me who I am today. My name is Anthony Gilbert Carrillo and I am 33 years old. I'm an actor and film maker and desperately searching for people that are fans, once met, interviewed, have memorabilia I can use, and know about the legend behind the screen - Luis Alberni... The proceeds of my film will be set aside for orphan children veterans of war, and another project of mines. I need everyone's help in this way: Could you all here, please, please show a photo of his face to anyone you know who was living before 1962 who was born in the 10's, 20's, 30's 40's 50's? And ask they if they know my papa. You will receive credit, a moment in my film if youd like, and a cash reward if you can find me someone with information. I cannot pull this one off alone. Please contact me at Luisalbernidoc@gmail.com or my cell at 626.367.3559. -Anthony THE FATE OF THIS HISTORY, DEPENDS ON THIS FILM BEING CREATED. PLEASE ASK THE WORLD IF THEY REMEMBER LUIS ALBERNI. MY LIFE REVOLVES AROUND HIM! And it's not too late, I walk the streets carrying his photos and asking everyone, I also knock on doors, I have met a total of 28 people who once met him. You might know someone! Luis was a member of The Masquers Club organization, and #36A founding father of the Screen Actors Guild.
I need everyone's help that sees this! HELP ME and contact me, ill pay you and credit you for your contributions! My Grandmas Momma was having a love affair with LUIS ALBERNI, and then they got married. I met 21 people that met him so far, 15 of them didn't know his name but when they saw his face they said yes. I met 1 person in France and 1 in London. He was all over the world. I need to save his legacy, he's my papa! My Nana was 15 the year he died in 1962. All of our family heirlooms and photos are gone. Making a film is the only way i can fill mine and my Nana's pain. I need more people to share what they know, likeness, appreciation, encounters, remembrance of seeing him on T.V., anything, etc.! Please help us. Just show every senior citizen you know or meet his face from a few photo's and ask them if they know about him, don't even mention his name, if they don't remember their faces then ask by name. The film earnings will be donated to help orphans and children with life threatening illnesses and veterans, which is my other biggest dream. I was born in 1986 so I couldn't meet my great great grandparents, so i need your help. Please, please, please, I can't beg you enough, i'm in a panic everyday, the generation of my ancestors time is going away forever. I grew up poor, his first wife got everything, not us, I don't even care for money, I just want my family story to withstand time. We all encounter people over 80 years old, I can't live with this panic anymore and no one ever asks for me, and im devastated everyday. They just pass me by, even when i'm crying carrying his photos asking in public. Please, even if you assume they wouldn't know just show their faces and ask. I'm begging you. You will be doing such a great thing. and certainly get to heaven for it. www.facebook.com/OfficialAnthonyCarrillo Instagram accounts: Luis_alberni_lives and Rollingthunderfirestingray Email: Luisalbernidoc@gmail.com Contact # 626.367.3559. You can record their sound-bite on your smart phone, even a video, I can film them in 35mm, or film you talking of the encounter. Or I can just hear the story, anyway that's comfortable. Sincerely, Anthony Sinray Alberni Legal name: Anthony Gilbert Carrillo