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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

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2016 in News

 

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My Time With the King of Comedy

By Adam Scott Rote via Conch Color      June 12, 2014
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I met with Jerry Lewis recently for a co-signing on a painting of 1963’s “The Nutty Professor,” something I’ve waited years to happen. Lewis was described as difficult to deal with, so I came prepared but found nothing of the sort.

He was happy about the pieces I painted but when I revealed the “Marilyn Monroe Gold Lame,” the animated Lewis I grew up watching unfolded before my eyes. “Magnificent! Bravo! The way you honored Travilla,” he exclaimed. I had found a photo of Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin, Marilyn in between them in that historic gold dress. I’ve never seen this, I have it? Jerry called his wife into the room, telling her over and over, “You’ve got to see this painting.” At that moment I chose to tell Golden Hollywood’s reigning “king of comedy” that his movie “Artist’s and Models” made me the artist I am today.

I went on to say that in that movie there was a scene with Dorothy Malone (the artist) in her studio working on a sketch of Shirley MacLaine as Bat Lady and placed around the room were the most incredible paintings of women I had ever seen. Those paintings that captivated a 7-year- old boy were by none other then the legendary pin-up king Alberto Vargas. I went on to add that, “I’m sure you have been told how much your movies are loved by your fans,” but I wanted to thank him personally for the ingenious use of Hollywood talent like Edith Head for costume design, phenomenal character actors Del Moore and Kathleen Freemen, art director Hal Pereira and music legend Walter Scharf.

For me, these individuals helped shape and create Jerry’s future movies into an audio and visual masterpiece that today still stands the test of time. His next words still ring in my ears: “Thanks, you really do understand what I did.” And that, ladies and gentleman, was my time with the king of comedy, I never knew reuniting these two legends (Marilyn and Jerry) would be so rewarding. Below is an excerpt of that magical night in 1952 where Monroe and Lewis made history.

Tributes to her stardom were totally eclipsed by the an award given to Marilyn by Photoplay magazine in February 1953 in the Crystal Room at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Reporter and friend Sidney Skolsky was her date for the night, Joe DiMaggio didn’t attend because he hated all the attention.

Photoplay dubbed Marilyn the “Fastest Rising Star of 1952” and presented her with a plaque during an awards ceremony. For the occasion, Marilyn wore one of the dresses designed by Billy Travilla for “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” The form-fitting gold lamé gown was so tight that Marilyn had to be sewn into it. As she walked from the podium after receiving her award, the audience hooted and screamed at the sight of her voluptuous body swaying across the stage.

Some accounts of the evening’s events report that comedian Jerry Lewis, the master of ceremony, leaped up on his table and whistled wildly.

Surprisingly, the press seemed more aghast at Marilyn’s presumptuousness for wearing such a costume than they were at the audience’s uncivilized behavior.

Time magazine called for Hollywood to “go easier on the sex angle” after reporting on the affair, while former glamor queen Joan Crawford lambasted Marilyn in Bob Thomas’s syndicated column. Crawford told Thomas that the sight of Marilyn caused “those of us in the industry” to shudder (as though Marilyn was somehow not in the industry) and went on to say, “She should be told that the public likes provocative female personalities; but it also likes to know that underneath it all, the actresses are ladies.”

Marilyn was tremendously hurt by Crawford’s haughty comments and used her ally in the press, Louella Parsons, to fight back. Parsons quoted Marilyn as saying: “. . . Why should [Crawford] select me to blast? She is a great star. I’m just starting. And then, when the first hurt began to die down, I told myself she must have spoken to Mr. Thomas impulsively, without thinking … “

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2014 in News

 

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