By: Nicole Gately
It's a tourist must whenever in Hollywood - the Walk of Fame! The polished and picturesque stars bearing celebrity names shine eloquently, vying for onlooker's attention. Until now, the only way to acquire your favorite celebrity's star was to steal it right out of the side walk! Now you can bring home any star you wish, including Jean's, thanks to artist and entrepreneur Paul Price and his Web site www.walkoffameart.com.
Price actually goes to Hollywood Boulevard and hand-rubs each star. These exquisite pieces are created on a 3" x 3", 100% pure cotton piece of paper using multi-colored oil and chalk pastels. He can also customize a star to bear anyone's name (yours, your company's, etc.).
Each piece is signed, numbered and comes with a notarized certificate of authenticity. This exclusive collection can be purchased framed and mounted under Plexiglas, unframed or as reproductions. Paul Price's work is licensed and authorized for distribution by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
"Walk of Fame Art" is available for purchase in Europe, Japan and North America. The magnificent masterpieces are exclusively sold through Paul Price's Web site www.walkoffameart.com.
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Gwen Stefani, who's been looking to launch an acting career, has found a role that makes the most of her classic looks.
The No Doubt singer has signed on to play the starlet who first began the platinum blonde craze, Jean Harlow, in Martin Scorsese's biopic of Howard Hughes. The flick, titled "The Aviator", stars Leonardo DiCaprio.
Miramax confirmed that the role has been extended to Stefani, but since not all the paperwork had been signed, the film company would not say that she had accepted. However, a source close to the singer confirmed that Stefani will take the role, and is tentatively expected to start shooting in Montreal in August.
The film is about the early life of tycoon Howard Hughes, including his tenure as a Hollywood film producer. Hughes launched the careers of several starlets, and romanced others, including Ava Gardner and Katharine Hepburn. His Hollywood stint started with the 1930 production of the aviation melodrama "Hell's Angels", which began as a silent film and ended up as one of the first big talkies. It starred a then-18-year-old Harlow in her first major role.
Hughes later produced such films as "The Front Page", "Flying Leathernecks" and the original "Scarface", released in 1932. Cate Blanchett is expected to sign on as Hepburn, and Kate Beckinsale as Gardner.
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Before the days of Madonna and Marilyn Monroe, the "Original Blonde Bombshell" made her mark on Hollywood and the world. Jean Harlow's legacy created a new image of the Hollywood sex goddess. In an acting career that lasted only 10 short years, Jean made 36 movies and became the first movie actress to appear on the cover of Life magazine.
It was for these and many more reasons that Jean Harlow came to mind when established high-end memorabilia provider ProTour Memorabilia wanted to launch an exciting new division of products. After successfully securing their position as the exclusive licensee for PGA Tour framed memorabilia, ProTour has diversified into a wide range of framed celebrity display pieces.
ProTour has jump started their new line by harnessing the demand for memorabilia dedicated to many of the worlds greatest legends. In addition to the striking actress Jean Harlow, these personalities include other entertainment favorites such as Marilyn Monroe and James Dean. Also featured are musicians Buddy Holly and Ella Fitzgerald, sports immortals Babe Ruth, Rocky Marciano and Arthur Ashe, and historical figures General George S. Patton, Jr. and Amelia Earhart.
Each framed piece is double matted and may include elements such as a candid photograph, biography, brass nameplate and an engraved or facsimile signature reproduction. As an added service to their customers, ProTour will also engrave the memorabilia free of charge. These items will be available worldwide, with retail prices starting at $49.99 USD. For more information, including a complete listing of CMG clients included in this program, please visit www.classicmem.com