RSS

Author Archives: Millionaire Gallery

10 facts every Coco Chanel fan should know

In honor of the style icon’s 133rd birthday (August 19), here are 10 facts that every Chanel fan should know.

 Gabrielle Coco Chanel Ghost Signature Vintage Framed Display, Millionaire Gallery


Gabrielle Coco Chanel Ghost Signature Vintage Framed Display, Millionaire Gallery

Her story is one of true “rags to riches.”
Though she died a wealthy woman, Gabrielle Chanel was born in a poorhouse, the daughter of a street vendor.

She was raised by nuns.
After her mother passed away, Chanel was sent to an orphanage at the age of 12. It was there that she learned how to sew.

Her first career was singing.
Back when she was known as Gabrielle, Chanel sang atParisian cafes like La Rotunde . The songs, “Ko Ko Ri Ko” and “Qui qu’a vu Coco,”  led to her nickname,”Coco.”

She got rich off of inexpensive fabric. 
Back in the 1920s, jersey was used primarily to make men’s underwear. Women wore expensive dresses made out of exotic fabrics. Chanel created her styles out of jersey and the rest was history.

Hollywood did not impress her. 
The film producer Samuel Goldwyn offered Chanel a contract to Hollywood twice a year and design costumes for starlets. Though some silver screen actresses became clients, she turned it down and dubbed the town “the capital of bad taste.”

She had an affair with a Nazi officer. 
During World War II, Chanel was linked to a noted spy, German intelligence officer Baron Hans Günther von Dincklage. Oh, la, la.

Marilyn Monroe - Chanel Fine Art Photograph Framed LE, Millionaire Gallery

Marilyn Monroe – Chanel Fine Art Photograph Framed LE, Millionaire Gallery

Her first perfume, Chanel No. 5, changed the fragrance industry. Introduced in1922, it was one of the first perfumes ever to mix natural and artificial essences. It was also the first fragrance to be named after a designer.

She influenced more than just clothes. 
In addition to a new type of perfume, Chanel also inspired many women to adopt other new fashion and and beauty elements like doing away with corsets, sporting the “garçon” hair style, and daring to shorten skirts so that women’s ankles could be seen.

Reinvention was the name of Chanel’s game. 
At the age of 71, Chanel reopened her famous fashion house in 1954. It had been closed for 15 years during the war.

She died in style.
Coco Chanel died at the age 88 in 1971 on her bed in a room at the Ritz Hotel in Paris. She had taken up residency there 30 years prior. It’s been reported that her last words to her maid were, “You see, this is how you die.”

See more information on our rare Coco Chanel display at www.millionairegallery.com.

 
Comments Off on 10 facts every Coco Chanel fan should know

Posted by on August 18, 2016 in News

 

Tags: , , , , , ,

Prince’s Yellow Cloud Guitar Sold

Prince’s “Yellow Cloud” guitar, used by the late icon throughout the 1990s, sold at auction Saturday for $137,500, according to Rolling Stone.

Prince's distinctive "Yellow Cloud" guitar, used by the late icon throughout the Nineties, sold at auction Saturday for $137,500. Tommaso Boddi/AFP

Prince’s distinctive “Yellow Cloud” guitar, used by the late icon throughout the 1990s,  sold at auction for $137,500. Tommaso Boddi/AFP

“The bright-yellow, custom-built guitar – made by Minneapolis’ Knut-Koupee Enterprises and outfitted with gold knobs, tremolo and tuning keys – was purchased by Indianapolis Colts owner and avid music memorabilia collector Jim Irsay at a Heritage Auctions event where a lock of David Bowie’s hair also sold for $18,750” the article read. The starting price was $30,000.

The football team owner and music collector has a collection of instruments owned by rockers from Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead to John Lennon and Ringo Starr of The Beatles.

Related: PRINCE: SAYING GOODBYE TO A LEGEND

The Yellow Cloud guitar was Prince’s main guitar and used in most of his early videos, touring performances and album recordings. From the late 1980s until the mid-90s. It features Prince’s distinctive personal symbol on the top and the side of the fingerboard.

See Millionaire Gallery’s Music Memorabilia Collection online at MillionaireGallery.com.

 
Comments Off on Prince’s Yellow Cloud Guitar Sold

Posted by on July 11, 2016 in News

 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Muhammad Ali, boxing legend, dies at 74

“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.”

Muhammad Ali Training Under Water Autographed Framed Display, Millionaire Gallery

Muhammad Ali Training Under Water Autographed Framed Display, Millionaire Gallery

Boxing great Muhammad Ali has died.

One of the most well-known and celebrated athletes in the 20th century, the three-time world heavyweight boxing champion was surrounded by his family during his final hours at a hospital in Scottsdale, AZ.

“The King of Trash Talk” was indomitable in the ring but took on techniques like bantering with his opponents outside of the ring with other boxing champions like Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier and George Foreman.

Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier Thrilla in Manila Signed Display, Millionaire Gallery

Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier Thrilla in Manila Signed Display, Millionaire Gallery

During his second fight with Litson, Ali landed what would be infamously dubbed “the perfect punch,” knocking Liston out in the first round. In the entirety of his career, Ali was defeated just 5 times having won an incredible 56 fights.

Muhammad Ali Collection - 3 Framed Panel Display, Millionaire Gallery

Muhammad Ali Collection – 3 Framed Panel Display, Millionaire Gallery

But boxing was just one of the many sides of Ali. Born Cassius Clay, he changed his name after joining the Nation of Islam in 1964. He also made headlines for political reasons, after refusing to fight in the Vietnam war, causing him to be exiled from boxing for three years. After his conviction was overturned in 1971, he went on to take back the World Heavyweight Champion title in 1974 and receive the Medal of Freedom in 2005.

Muhammad Ali aka Cassius Clay 1996 Olympic Torch Signed Display

Muhammad Ali aka Cassius Clay 1996 Olympic Torch Signed Display

Dedicated to his faith and humanitarian beliefs, Ali later also became an advocate for Parkinson’s awareness after being diagnosed with the disease in 1984. It was a battle he never stopped fighting.

RIP Muhammad Ali aka Cassius Clay, 1942-2016

 

 

 
Comments Off on Muhammad Ali, boxing legend, dies at 74

Posted by on June 6, 2016 in News

 

Tags: , , , , , ,

ROCK LIVES ON™ now Open in London

Rock Lives On at Millionaire Gallery, Key West, FL

Rock Lives On at Millionaire Gallery, Key West, FL

It has been said that Rock ‘N Roll is dead.

Not true at all, ROCK LIVES ON™ in London. Presented by Millionaire Gallery, RLO combines authentic signed guitars, Rock and Roll fine art, and rare music memorabilia with superior craftsmanship to offer unique and exclusive music wall decor. The ROCK LIVES ON™ Gallery in Key West, Florida in only one years time has already become the premier destination for avid collectors and music lovers alike. Our collection of authentic autographed music memorabilia is one of the rarest in the world and presents an exciting experience for all.

London_1

We offer Authenticated Autographed Memorabilia, Unique Music Collectibles, Fine Art, and Original Rock and Roll Photography, all archivally framed to museum specifications to be enjoyed for a lifetime. 

Rock Lives On, Millionaire Gallery, Key West, FL

Rock Lives On, Millionaire Gallery, Key West, FL

 

The owners of the ROCK LIVES ON™ Gallery have been a staple in the world of entertainment and music collectibles for over 30 years. Millionaire Gallery operates galleries in five countries on three continents and is proud to bring their exclusive Rock ‘n Roll collection to their newest location within Harrods, London. 

Rock On and Enjoy …

 
Comments Off on ROCK LIVES ON™ now Open in London

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in News

 

Tags: , , ,

‘Miracle on Ice’ gold medal up for auction

Miracle on Ice 20 x 28" official Sports Illustrated cover shot hand signed by 18 members of the historic winning 1980 USA Men's Hockey Team including goalie Jim Craig and team captain Mike Eruzione.

Miracle on Ice 20 x 28″ official Sports Illustrated cover shot hand signed by 18 members of the historic winning 1980 USA Men’s Hockey Team including goalie Jim Craig and team captain Mike Eruzione.

17 items from one of the greatest upsets in sports history are up for auction, including USA goalie Jim Craig’s gold medal, won in the 1980 Olympic games.

Known as “The Miracle on Ice,” the USA skated to victory over the Soviet Union national team which had one six of the seven previous Olympic games.

Among the items for sale include Craig’s mask, stick, jersey and the flag he held while skating around after the victory, now known as one of the top sports moments of the 20th century.

The story was later re-told in the 2004 Walt Disney film “Miracle” starring Kurt Russell.

The gold medal has a current bid of $133,000. The jersey and flag also have bids of more than $100,000.

Purchase the 1980 Miracle On Ice Team USA Signed SI Cover Photo with Tickets at MillionaireGallery.com.

 
Comments Off on ‘Miracle on Ice’ gold medal up for auction

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in News

 

Tags: , , , , ,

Prince: saying goodbye to a legend

Prince original display custom designed by Millionaire Gallery

Prince original display custom designed by Millionaire Gallery

On Thursday, April 21, the world lost a legend when Prince Rogers Nelson was found dead in his Paisley Park Minnesota compound. 

And despite the weight of the word, “legend” hardly seems to do him justice. Unlike so many “talents” today, Prince was more than just a performer. He was a songwriter, a producer, a singer, and a one-man studio band.

But he was also so much more than a musician. He was a humanitarian. He was an advocate for race, sex, and gender equality. He was a lover, a rebel, and a trailblazer.

He will be forever missed.

Prince original LP album autographed in 1988, Millionaire Gallery

Prince original LP album autographed in 1988, Millionaire Gallery

See more music memorabilia in Millionaire Gallery’s Rock Lives On collection.

 
Comments Off on Prince: saying goodbye to a legend

Posted by on April 23, 2016 in News

 

Tags: , , ,

Millionaire Gallery opens third Key West location

KEY WEST, FL –
Millionaire Gallery has opened its third gallery in Key West, FL.
On April 16, 2016 Millionaire Gallery Fine Art opened its doors on the island’s famous Duval Street, just across the street from Wyland Gallery.
Millionaire Gallery opened its third Key West location in April 2016

Millionaire Gallery opened its third Key West location in April 2016

Millionaire Gallery currently has eight locations worldwide including Harvey Nichols in Dubai, Harrods in London as well as Gstaad, Prague and opening across Spain this winter.

Millionaire Gallery Fine Art will showcase the works of best-selling artists including:

Cinematic artist Gabe Leonard’s work on display at Millionaire Gallery in Key West, FL

Cinematic artist Gabe Leonard’s work on display at Millionaire Gallery in Key West, FL

Gabe Leonard

Cinematic artist Gabe Leonard’s rich and narrative works along with his trademark runs and dips have earned him sell-out shows and acquisitions by high-profile collectors such as Quentin Tarantino, Ruben Fleischer and Charlie Sheen.

Adam Scott Rote

Award-winning American realist painter Adam Scott Rote is a self-taught artist influenced by architecture, fashion and classic cinema. His work brings the past to life, shown in his famous “Drive-IN Daze” paintings to his “Hollywood Legends” and “Playboy Tribute” series.

Millionaire Gallery has opened its third fine art gallery in Key West, FL

Millionaire Gallery has opened its third fine art gallery in Key West, FL

Scott Jacobs

The first officially licensed Harley-Davidson artist, Scott Jacobs’ photo-realist paintings cover a vast range of subjects from wine and spirits to classic cars and of course, motorcycles. His work can be found in galleries and museums in more than 60 counties.

Scotty Ziegler

From paintings and sculpture to jewelry and design work, Scotty Ziegler’s artistry may run the gamut but the thing that consistently remains is his dedication to blending form and function with whimsy.

Work by artist Doug Bloodworth at Millionaire Gallery in Key West, FL

Work by artist Doug Bloodworth at Millionaire Gallery in Key West, FL

Doug Bloodworth

Dubbed “one of the premier photo-realists of our generation” by New York Observer, Doug Bloodworth evokes feelings of nostalgia with his paintings including comics and games or even comfort foods from childhoods that span generations.

The two floor 3000 square foot layout features fine art limited edition Giclée’s, a 1950’s Harley Davidson, sculpture, and glass on the first floor with a VIP floor on the second featuring originals with price tags upwards of $150,000.

About Millionaire Gallery

For more than 30 years, Millionaire Gallery has been the leader in supplying the memorabilia industry with the best sports, entertainment, and historical collectibles in the world. From our elegant and creative presentations to our handcrafted framework, and finally to our unique and distinct collection of photography and fine art, Millionaire Gallery has helped to create an industry that fans, historians, and collectors admire and recognize.

Millionaire Gallery Fine Art | 608 Duval Street | 305-780-7233 | www.millionairegallery.com

 
Comments Off on Millionaire Gallery opens third Key West location

Posted by on April 16, 2016 in News

 

Tags: , , , , , , , ,