NB: This is not really “news”, just some interesting information.
WHAT: Opportunity to interview “Dr. Christmas” at The Hollywood
Museum and get footage of the famed lobby of the historic Max
Factor Building with his new holiday decorations including a
specially decorated “Women of Hollywood” pink and white
Christmas Tree that glitters magnificently against the pink
marble of the main lobby. [b]The tree features Marilyn Monroe,
Doris Day, Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman, Jane Fonda, Greta
Garbo, Bette Davis and others.[/b] Accompanying the tree is a
display of more than 50 celebrity-autographed ornaments by
many of Hollywood’s best-known stars, including Candice
Bergen, Kate Hudson and Bob Hope.
Concurrent with the new Barbra Streisand exhibit, there is a
Barbra Streisand tree featuring the likeness of Barbra and
inspired by her favorite colors. Also, a traditional 10-foot
Christmas tree decorated with red and gold ornaments, vintage
entertainment biz headlines and Jim Carrey’s favorite easy
chair from “Lemony Snickett.”
WHO: The renowned decorator Bob Pranga (“Dr. Christmas”) is the
author of the book CHRISTMAS STYLE and will be available for
comment on Christmas decorating trends and current creations
for Hollywood celebrities.
WHEN: CALL TO SCHEDULE ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, December 22nd-23rd, 2005
WHERE: The Hollywood Museum
1660 N. Highland Avenue (at Hollywood Blvd.)
Crew Parking at Mel’s Drive-In will be validated
ABOUT THE DESIGNER: Since 1984, Bob Pranga has owned and operated “Dr.
Christmas,” a holiday decorating company in Los Angeles that
provides custom Christmas and special events design and decor
to celebrity clientele and businesses including Whoopi
Goldberg, Nancy Reagan, Bob Hope, Shaquille O’Neal, Shirley
MacLaine, Carrie Fisher, Andy Garcia, The Hilton Family,
Tiffany & Co., Macy’s, MGM and Walt Disney Studios. He has
been featured in countless magazines and on television
networks both in the U.S. and around the world. Bob’s
Christmas Tree design knowledge, visual advice and secret
holiday decorating tips are available in his book, CHRISTMAS
STYLE (DK Publishing).