* And You Wanted To Be A Doctor! In My Case A Stagehand!

Posted on February 20th, 2014 · Music/Events/Other

* And You Wanted To Be A Doctor! In My Case A Stagehand!

Just read this…in the Huff Post-
Live and learn!- if Jeff Eats had only known–I wouldn’t have passed up the part of Emile de Becque (in my 6th grade play)-to be a stagehand, oh well! To save you the trouble–show/movie “South Pacific.”

“It’s as tight a race as ever at the Oscars this year, but even if actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence lose in their respective categories, they can at least console themselves with the prospect of an $80,000 goodie bag.

Distinctive Assets, a Los Angeles-based marketing firm, has been offering “celebrity swag” for 15 years now to non-winners in the Best Actor, Best Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress and Best Director categories, according to a press release. Past recipients include Meryl Streep, Hugh Jackman, Helen Mirren, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner.

So what exactly goes into this lavish bag of treats?
•Wine-infused chocolates from Chicago-based Chocolatines.
•10,000 Halo natural pet food meal donations made to the loser’s pet charity of choice.
•Hydroxycut protein shakes, bars and gummies.
•Swiss-made Slow Watches.
•Betty Jane candies.
•Acure Organics “cutting-edge” skincare products.
•Jan Lewis bracelets and silk ties.
•Cannonball wine.
•A wearable camera by Narrative Clip.
•Polar Loop activity tracker.
•Bee Free Honee organic apple honey.
•Blossom Blends “bespoke” teas.
•Mace pepper spray gun.
•Fine art from Gizara Arts.
•Jitseu Handbags.
•The LOADED book series.
•Steamist Total Sense home spa system.
•Aviv 613 luxury vodka.
•Wrag Wrap luxury sustainable gift wrap.
•Dosha Pops.
•VETVIK “The Covert” leather iPhone case.
•HISY Bluetooth camera shutter remote for Apple devices.
•Mane ‘n Tail haircare products and Conceived by Nature styling products.
•The Green Garmento Gargantote and dry cleaning bag.
•Le Petit Cirque aerial lessons.
•Epic Pet Health electrolyte therapy.
•M3K Beauty products for “exceptionally vibrant skin.”
•Acupuncture sessions with Heather Lounsbury.
•Personal training sessions at Huntley Drive Fitness.
•Rouge Maple “best maple syrup you’ve ever tasted.”
•Slimware portion-control plates.
•Coolway “no damage” Go Pro blow dryer.
•Simon’s Happy Pet Shampoo.
•Wonder Glow Organic Lipgloss from Makeup Studio by Diane Capt.
•Knit & Co. cable knit mittens.
•Krystal Klear Water whole house water filtration system.
•The O-Shot procedure by Dr. Charles Runels.
•ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant System performed by Dr. William Yates.
•Max Martin luxury American-made shoes.
•Deluxe vacation packages to the Canadian Rockies, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Mexico and Japan.”

3 Comments to “* And You Wanted To Be A Doctor! In My Case A Stagehand!”

  1. HIR (Miami) says...

    Jeff, I was at this year’s Grammy’s. The loot bag for most of the celebrities was worth close to $5,000. One item alone was a man’s sports jack worth $1,000 and woman’s necklace priced at $450. Nice work if you can get it. These bags went to celebrities whether or not they were in the running for awards, like Tom hanks, Yoko Ono, Carol King, Steven Tyler, Darlene Love.

  2. Jeff, your story shows why this country is all screwed up. the school teacher and regular joe just gets buy and LOSERS in the entertainment business get huge rewards.
    Very unique and insightful blogsite.
    I live in Miami Beach and I know loads of people who read you.
    How about some more MB real joints where food is cheap and good?

  3. robertw says...

    I don’t want to name drop but I had access to one of those rooms in 2005-Screen Actors Guild Awards. I met just about every A lister at the time. Due to an unusual situation I ended up giving out gifts to the stars, so I met them all. These bags were worth more than 5000.00. The companies have to pay to be there and give the gifts out. They usually get pics of the stars with their items but cannot use them in any advertising. They may be able to use on their website or something though.

    Ok Ill drop names Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman! The stars sometimes give the gifts away to their handlers etc as well. The vacation giveaways are often not used since they usually cant let anyone else use it. Not every star went into the room for the stuff.


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