Tony Alva is an American skateboarder and musician, most prominently known as a pioneer of vertical skateboarding and as one of the original members of the Zephyr Competition Skateboarding Team, famously known as the Z-Boys. The Transworld Skateboarding Magazine ranked him 8th in its list of the "30 Most Influential skateboarders" of all time. Tony Alva was born September 2, 1957 in Santa Monica, California to Dutch and Mexican-American parents. Alva first began surfing and skateboarding in 1968, at the age of 10. Influenced by the new, aggressive surfing style happening on the Hawaiian Islands, Alva brought a radical new and powerful free form surf style to skateboarding. Alva's style was revolutionary and stood in stark contrast with the contrived traditional style of the era, still based around tricks formulated in the 1960s, his skill and charismatic nature led him to become a professionally sponsored skateboarder and a famous athlete from his early teens. In 1972, he joined the Zephyr Skateboard team along with Stacy Peralta.
Alva and the other Z-Boys, were among the first to bring the dangerous art of skating empty swimming pools into the mainstream. Alva is considered an originator of vertical skating and is credited as one of the first skateboarders to pull a Frontside Air; that moment, captured on film by photographer Glen E. Friedman, is considered by many to be the birth of modern skateboarding. Alongside professional skaters Arto Saari, Brandon Biebel, Stevie Williams, Alva completed a photo and video shoot for Playboy Magazine, shot by Irish photographer Tony Kelly; the shoot is entitled "Playboy Poolside" and features the four subjects skateboarding in and around an empty swimming pool. Alva started his long relationship working with Vans in 1974, helping to design the off-the-wall skateboard shoe, the original skate shoe. Alva's father had been buying Vans shoes for his kids. Vans was the shoe of choice for the Santa Monica youth culture. In 1977, at the age of 19, Alva shunned the major skate companies to form his own company, entitled Alva Skates.
It was the first company run and owned by a skateboarder, as well as being one of the first to use layered Canadian maple plywood in skateboard decks. In December 2005, Alva opened two retail stores in Southern Californian located in Oceanside, near San Diego, on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. In December 2006, he celebrated the first anniversary of the stores with a party at the Los Angeles shop, attended by some of the old Z-Boys, current Alva Team members, MySpace friends, skate fans, other minor celebrities. Alva served as the DJ for the catered event; the "bad boy" image of the Z-Boy was reiterated in the postcard invitation for the event, which featured a profane drawing. Alva pioneered the first Rip Grip product, a material that could stick onto the underside of a skateboarder's deck, making it easier to maintain grip. In the early eighties, Alva played bass guitar for a Venice, California punk band. In 2007 Alva formed the band G. F. P. with DFL vocalist Tom Paul Davis, guitarist Greg Hetson and former Suicidal Tendencies drummer Amery Smith.
In 2013, Alva began playing with Los Angeles rock band, His Eyes Have Fangs. Alva is featured in the documentary on Santa Monica and Venice Beach skate culture Dogtown and Z-Boys, fictionalized into the 2005 feature film Lords of Dogtown. Thrashin' -The 1986 Action / Adventure movie, he played the role of Tony Bluetile in the 1978 film, Skateboard: The Movie. Alva signed a three-year deal with Vans shoes and his pro model high-top was released in 2006. Alva was featured in Tony Hawk's American Wasteland. In 2012 he appeared on an episode of the A&E reality series Storage Wars to appraise a skateboard, he is seen on the cover of the album The Action is Go by Orange County-based stoner rock band Fu Manchu. Alva makes an appearance in the 2012 documentary Bones Brigade: An Autobiography directed by Stacy Peralta. 1975 USSA World Invitational Skateboard Champion. Alva was voted "Skateboarder of the Year" in Skateboarder Magazine's readers poll and he set the Guinness World Record for barrel jumping.
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A film poster is a poster used to promote and advertise a film. Studios print several posters that vary in size and content for various domestic and international markets, they contain an image with text. Today's posters feature photographs of the main actors. Prior to the 1980s, illustrations instead of photos were far more common; the text on film posters contains the film title in large lettering and the names of the main actors. It may include a tagline, the name of the director, names of characters, the release date, etc. Film posters are displayed inside and on the outside of movie theaters, elsewhere on the street or in shops; the same images appear in the film exhibitor's pressbook and may be used on websites, DVD packaging, advertisements in newspapers and magazines, etc. Film posters have been used since the earliest public exhibitions of film, they began as outside placards listing the programme of films to be shown inside the hall or movie theater. By the early 1900s, they began to feature illustrations of a film scene or an array of overlaid images from several scenes.
Other posters have used artistic interpretations of a scene or the theme of the film, represented in a wide variety of artistic styles. The first film poster was based on an illustration by Marcellin Auzolle to promote the showing of the Lumiere Brothers film L'Arroseur arrosé at the Grand Café in Paris on December 26, 1895. Film posters were produced for the exclusive use by the theaters exhibiting the film the poster was created for, were required to be returned to the distributor after the film left the theater. In the United States, film posters were returned to a nationwide operation called the National Screen Service which printed and distributed most of the film posters for the studios between 1940 and 1984; as an economy measure, the NSS recycled posters that were returned, sending them back out to be used again at another theater. During this time, a film could stay in circulation for several years, so many old film posters were badly worn before being retired into storage at an NSS warehouse.
Those posters which were not returned were thrown away by the theater owner or damaged by being outside. Beginning in the 1980s, the American film studios began taking over direct production and distribution of their posters from the National Screen Service and the process of making and distributing film posters became decentralized in that country. After the National Screen Service ceased most of its printing and distribution operations in 1985, some of the posters which they had stored in warehouses around the United States ended up in the hands of private collectors and dealers. Today there is a thriving collectibles market in film posters; the first auction by a major auction house of film posters occurred on December 11, 1990, when proceeds of a sale of 271 vintage posters run by Bruce Hershenson at Christie's totaled US$935,000. The record price for a single poster was set on November 15, 2005 when $690,000 was paid for a poster of Fritz Lang's 1927 film Metropolis from the Reel Poster Gallery in London.
Other early horror and science fiction posters are known to bring high prices as well, with an example from The Mummy realizing $452,000 in a 1997 Sotheby's auction, posters from both Bride of Frankenstein and The Black Cat selling for $334,600 in Heritage auctions, in 2007 and 2009, respectively. Rare film posters have been found being used as insulation in attics and walls. In 2011, 33 film posters, including a Dracula Style F one-sheet, from 1930-1931 were discovered in an attic in Berwick and auctioned for $502,000 in March 2012 by Heritage Auctions. Over the years, old Bollywood posters with hand-painted art, have become collectors items; as a result of market demand, some of the more popular older film posters have been reproduced either under license or illegally. Although the artwork on reproductions is the same as originals, reproductions can be distinguished by size, printing quality, paper type. Several websites on the Internet offer "authentication" tests to distinguish originals from reproductions.
Original film posters distributed to theaters and other poster venues by the movie studios are never sold directly to the public. However, most modern posters are produced in large quantities and become available for purchase by collectors indirectly through various secondary markets such as eBay. Accordingly, most modern posters are not as valuable; however some recent posters, such as the Pulp Fiction "Lucky Strike" U. S. one sheet poster, are quite rare. Lobby cards are similar to posters but smaller 11 in × 14 in 8 in × 10 in before 1930. Lobby cards are collectible and values depend on their age and popularity. Issued in sets of eight, each featuring a different scene from the film. In unusual circumstances, some releases were promoted with smaller sets; the set for The Running Man, for example, had only six cards, whereas the set for The Italian Job had twelve. Films released by major production companies experiencing financial difficulties lacked lobby sets, such as Manhunter. A Jumbo Lobby Card is larger, 14 in x 17 in and issued in sets.
Prior to 1940 studios promoted major releases with the larger card sets. In addition to the larger size, the paper quality was better; the title card disp
Ryan Allen Sheckler is an American professional skateboarder and entrepreneur, was the star of the MTV-produced reality television series Life of Ryan. Sheckler was listed in Fox Weekly's "15 Most Influential Skateboarders of All-Time" article. Sheckler starred in 4 seasons of the short-format video series Sheckler Sessions on Red Bull TV. Sheckler was raised in a family of three children -- his two younger brothers are named Kane. Sheckler was introduced to skateboarding when he discovered his father's skateboard at the age of two years. Sheckler's father provided encouragement by revealing that he had learned his first kickflip when he was six years of age. In a 2012 interview for the internet-based channel Network A, Sheckler revealed that the San Clemente skate park is the location where he began skateboarding with his best friend Jered Marburger and that he was present at the opening of the park. Sheckler's sponsors were the etnies skate shoe company and Oakley, Inc. both of which made contact with Sheckler when he was around seven years old.
Etnies invited both Sheckler and his brother Shane to the company's Californian headquarters, where he was given his first pair of etnies shoes. In 2003, professional skateboarders and entrepreneurs Rodney Mullen and Daewon Song founded the skateboard company Almost—Sheckler, together with Greg Lutzka, was a foundational member of this team and was promoted to professional status during his time with the company. Team member Chris Haslam explained in January 2012: "Almost is when Rodney came together with Daewon... and Lutzka, Sheckler."Sheckler appeared in the inaugural Almost video Almost: Round Three alongside Cooper Wilt, Lutzka and Song. After appearing in Almost: Round Three, Sheckler resigned from the company to join the relaunched Plan B Skateboards deck and apparel company in 2007—at that time, the team consisted of Brian Wenning, Pat Duffy, Ryan Gallant, PJ Ladd, Paul Rodriguez, Colin McKay, Danny Way. Sheckler's MTV reality series, Life Of Ryan, premiered in August 2007. Jason Carbone and Sarah Kane were the show's executive producers, both of Sheckler's brothers starred in the series, alongside his childhood friends Tony and Taylor.
Following his recruitment into the ranks of Plan B, Sheckler cleared a 55 feet gap on Bob Burnquist's Mega Ramp construction in April 2008, with Way in attendance. Sheckler appeared in the final section of Plan B's Superfuture promotional video, released in 2008, which consisted of footage from Sheckler's Mega Ramp skateboarding; the Superfuture part featured a historic trick that Sheckler completed at a location known as the "Costco gap." Skateboard photographer Atiba Jefferson and filmer Ricki Bedenbaugh were present when Sheckler completed the trick, both recalled in 2013 that they were nervous due to the degree of difficulty involved. The trick was finalized on the fourth try and led to Sheckler appearing on the cover of The Skateboard Mag magazine, which Jefferson shot. Jefferson described what he observed: "No hands down, no nothing, he just, once he caught it, he just... set it down."The Life Of Ryan series concluded in 2009 after three seasons, with only half of the planned episodes completed in the final season.
Sheckler explained the decision to cease production, his own: When I started the show I said, "If it gets me away from my actual skateboarding fans and gets me away from skateboarding I'm not going to do the show anymore." That's. I was, like, "I can't do it anymore! It's going to be more detrimental to my career than positive." We just quit. We stopped it; the Red Bull online series "Sheckler Sessions" was launched in June 2012 and the first episode featured the Plan B team at the Zumiez "Couch Tour" event. In an online interview, published in September 2012, Sheckler revealed that, at the time of the interview, he was in the process of building a new skateboard training facility. By the beginning of 2013, discussion continued, among both skateboarding fans and the industry, regarding whether the relaunched Plan B team would release its first full-length video. Way confirmed that the production process was underway in a January 2013 interview for the online magazine Jenkem, during which time he mentioned Sheckler: They are doing the best tricks with every variation of it down the biggest stuff.
And it doesn't take them long. For example when we went to China Sheckler alone has more footage from his one trip than all of the Girl team from their China trips combined. I’m not trying to diss on Girl, just trying to put it in perspective, what I think his strengths are. Sheckler appeared in the second teaser for the inaugural full-length video, published online in February 2013. Sheckler is filmed performing a kickflip in a street-based setting, while teammates Torey Pudwill and Duffy are present. A promotional video was released in May 2013, commemorating Sheckler's 15th year with the etnies brand. Sheckler explains in the video that he received his first pair of free skate shoes from the company and skated in etnies shoes since; the final episode of the second season of the "Sheckler Sessions" online series was aired in November 2013 and signaled the conclusion of the entire show. Titled "Southern Comfort," the episode was filmed in the U. S. state of North
Haylie Katherine Duff is an American actress, songwriter, television host and fashion designer. She is best known for her role as Sandy Jameson in the television series 7th Heaven, Amy Sanders in Lizzie McGuire, Summer Wheatley in Napoleon Dynamite, Annie Nelson in the made-for-television films Love Takes Wing along with its sequel Love Finds a Home, she is the older sister of American singer and actress Hilary Duff. The older sister and former castmate of Lizzie McGuire star Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff was born in Houston, Texas. Duff's mother, Susan Colleen Duff is a film producer, a co-executive producer of A Cinderella Story, a producer of The Perfect Man and Material Girls, the manager of Hilary, her father, Robert Erhard "Bob" Duff, a partner and owner in a chain of convenience stores with his father, John B. Duff, resides at the family home in Houston to maintain the family's business, she began her acting career as an offshoot of her early dance training. Growing up in Texas, Duff began ballet at an early age.
By the age of eight, Duff landed a role in the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company's production of The Nutcracker Suite. Duff's early career started by making guest appearances on made-for-television films such as True Women and on TV series such as The Amanda Show. In addition to guest-starring roles on Chicago Hope, Boston Public, Third Watch, Duff became a familiar face starting in late 2002 as Amy Sanders on Lizzie McGuire. In 2004, Duff made. After making guest appearances on television, Duff received her first role in a feature film when she was cast as Summer Wheatley in Napoleon Dynamite; the film earned. She continued making guest appearances, which include Joan of American Dreams, she lent her voice talent to the Christmas animation film In Search of Santa which again, featured sister Hilary. In 2005, Duff joined the cast of the television series 7th Heaven, playing Sandy Jameson, best friend to Simon's girlfriend Rose. In June 2006, Duff joined the Broadway cast of Hairspray, portraying mean girl Amber Von Tussle, left the role in early October 2006.
Duff has starred in Material Girls with sister Hilary, where she is credited as co-producer, with her mother and sister credited as producers. Following Material Girls, Duff appeared in various made-for-television or straight-to-DVD films including Nightmare, My Sexiest Year, Pretty Little Devils, Love Takes Wing, Love Finds a Home and My Nanny's Secret. Between 2008 and 2015, Duff appeared in various films and TV roles. A.. She lent her voice to the animated film Foodfight!, but due to distribution issues, the film was delayed for years until it saw a release in 2012. Duff hosted the reality show Legally Blonde: The Musical – The Search for Elle Woods, which searched for an actress to take over the lead role in Legally Blonde: The Musical where she had been in the chorus, she was listed as an executive producer of the series. Duff's most recent project was the film Badge of Honor in 2015. Duff has recorded numerous singles for various soundtracks with her sister, with most of them appearing on the Disneymania discs.
Notable soundtracks include: In Search of Santa, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, A Cinderella Story, Material Girls. She was featured on rapper Kool G Rap's album Half a Klip, providing the background vocals on the track "On the Rise Again" produced by DJ Premier. Duff sang "A Whatever Life" for the Stuck in the Suburbs soundtrack and "Sweetest Pain" for the Raising Helen soundtrack, she is featured on song "Babysitting Is a Bum Deal" on the album Family Guy: Live in Las Vegas, singing a duet with Seth MacFarlane as his character Stewie. In addition to singing, Duff has written and co-written several songs for her sister Hilary's first two studio albums and her self titled second album. In 2012 she started her own blog called "Real Girl's Kitchen", picked up by the Cooking Channel and made into a show in 2014. In 2013, Duff released her first book called "The Real Girl's Kitchen". In 2017 Haylie started. In 2009, Duff stated, "I am a Christian, but I don't see myself as a religious person. I see myself as more of a spiritual person.
There are a lot of things that I do agree with in things that I don't agree with. I'm not a regular churchgoer, but I do think that I have my own beliefs that I feel about." In April 2014, Duff announced her engagement to Matt Rosenberg after one-and-a-half years of dating and gave birth to their daughter, Ryan Ava Erhard, on May 11, 2015. On January 5, 2018, Duff announced via her Instagram account that she and Rosenberg were expecting their second child. A month she revealed she was having another girl, she gave birth to their second daughter, Lulu Gray, on June 5, 2018. Real Girl's Kitchen Little Moon Society Haylie Duff on IMDb
Coy Luther "Luke" Perry III was an American actor. He became a teen idol for playing Dylan McKay on the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990 to 1995, again from 1998 to 2000, he starred as Fred Andrews on the CW series Riverdale, had guest roles on notable shows such as Criminal Minds, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Simpsons, Will & Grace. He starred in several films, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Fifth Element and The Griddle House. Luke Perry was born on October 11, 1966, in Mansfield, the second of three children of Ann Perry, a homemaker, Coy Luther Perry Jr. a steelworker. Their parents divorced in 1972, his mother married Steve Bennett, a construction worker, they had another child, while his biological father died of a heart attack in 1980. Perry was raised in Fredericktown and played Freddie Bird, the school mascot for Fredericktown High School. In 1984, Perry moved to Los Angeles shortly after high school to pursue acting, he worked odd jobs, including in a doorknob factory.
He appeared in the 1985 music video of "Be Chrool to Your Scuel" for the band Twisted Sister, by 1988, Perry had auditioned for 256 acting jobs before receiving his first acceptance. After moving to New York, Perry's earliest roles were on daytime soap operas: one episode of Loving and ten episodes of Another World. In 1989, Perry won the role of the brooding millionaire's son Dylan McKay on Fox's teen drama, Beverly Hills, 90210, he had auditioned for the role of Steve Sanders, but lost to actor Ian Ziering. Perry became a popular teen idol. While starring on 90210, Perry won a supporting role in the original film version of Joss Whedon's Buffy The Vampire Slayer, he starred in Terminal Bliss in 1992, as Lane Frost in 8 Seconds in 1994. In an attempt to find more mature roles, he decided to leave Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1995. In the same year, he took a part in the Italian film Vacanze di Natale' 95. Although he announced that 90210 was behind him, his absence lasted only three years. During that time, Perry starred in the independent film Normal Life opposite Ashley Judd, starred in the TV science fiction movie Invasion, Riot, a drama about the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
He had a small role in Luc Besson's science fiction adventure film The Fifth Element. In 1998 he returned to 90210, where he remained as a permanent special guest star through the show's final season in 2000. In 1999, he starred in the film Storm, he said of his role on Beverly Hills, 90210 as Dylan McKay: "I'm going to be linked with him until I die, but that's just fine. I created Dylan McKay. He's mine." However, he did not reprise his role on the spin-off. He stated: "When you're in the professional acting business, you have to look into all these offers, I don't mean anything bad about it but creatively it's something I have done before and I don't know how it will benefit me if I do it again." Perry said the fact that the show's longtime producer Aaron Spelling was not involved in the revival was critical: "The difference between CW bringing something back and Aaron Spelling doing something is significant. And I cannot do it without Aaron." However, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling reprised their roles in the 2008 revival of the series.
From 2001 to 2002, he starred as the Reverend Jeremiah Cloutier. From 2002 to 2004 he starred in the post-apocalyptic television series Jeremiah. Perry went on to star in a 2002 television movie called The Triangle. In 2006, Perry co-starred in the ensemble drama series Windfall, about a group of friends who win the lottery; the series ran for 13 episodes during the summer of 2006 on NBC. In 2007, he landed the role of Tommy "Santa" Santorelli on the film The Sandlot: Heading Home, he appeared in the 2008 western A Gunfighter's Pledge. Perry appeared in the 2007 HBO series John from Cincinnati, he starred in the Swedish film Äntligen Midsommar, released in the summer of 2009. Perry did considerable voice-over work for various animated series playing himself, he played himself in "Krusty Gets Kancelled", an episode of The Simpsons. He voiced himself in an episode of Johnny Bravo, giving Johnny dating advice after Johnny saved him from a stampede of fan girls. Perry parodied himself in "The Story on Page One", an episode of Family Guy, in which he sues Peter Griffin for calling him gay in a newspaper article.
His other voice work includes The Incredible Hulk, Biker Mice from Mars, Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, The Night of the Headless Horseman. Perry guest-starred as gay characters in Will & Grace. In 2005, Perry was reunited with former 90210 co-star Jennie Garth when he guest-starred on What I Like About You in a loose parody of their 90210 characters' relationship. In 2008, Perry guest-starred as rapist Noah Sibert in the season premiere of the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, he guest-starred as cult leader Benjamin Cyrus in an episode of Criminal Minds. In late 2009, Perry starred in The Killers' music video for their fourth annual Christmas single, "¡Happy Birthday Guadalupe!". The same year, Perry participated in the Thomas Nelson's audio Bible production known as The Word of
Marshall Scot Allman is an American actor. He is known to television audiences for his role as L. J. Burrows on Fox's successful television series, Prison Break, he is known for playing Tommy Mickens on True Blood. Allman was born in Austin, brother of David Allman, the son of Idanell and James Martin Allman, Jr.. As he grew up he was talented in art. Allman played club and school soccer and is interested in contemporary music. After graduating from Austin High School in 2002, he chose to pursue an acting career in Los Angeles over studying art in New York City. Allman is a Christian, in an interview he stated, "Any time someone tries to represent their idea of God it’s paramount to remember that you’re an imperfect person leading a flawed life." Allman married American actress Jamie Anne Allman of Parsons, Kansas on June 17, 2006, in Austin, Texas. They have twins who were born in 2013. Allman has made guest appearances on shows such as Without a Trace, Boston Public, Malcolm in the Middle, The Practice, Phil of the Future, Close to Home, Cold Case, Saving Grace, Eli Stone, Grey's Anatomy, Mad Men, "Bates Motel", most The Closer.
In November 2009, Allman won the role of Tommy Mickens in the third season of True Blood. Allman has done voice over work, usch as on Breathe Bible. Allman's film credits include Shallow Ground, Little Black Book and The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle. Drowning by Crazy Town from the album Darkhorse, 2002 Marshall Allman on IMDb Marshall Allman at AllMovie Marshall Allman Online Fansite