Tribute Productions Talent & Entertainment Great Gatsby Event for The Boys & Girls Club Simi Valley on the film lot. Cigarette Girls & Candy Girls by Mrs. Bella’s Dolls we had so much fun Dolling up! #greatgatsby #1920stheme #candygirls #fandancers #speakeasy #tributeproductions #mrsbellasdolls
Were showing our support & Going Gatsby this weekend 1920s Style with Candy Girls, Flapper Dancers, Strolling Tables, Fan Girls all to help raise funds for Boys and Girls Club of Simi Valley KEEP THE ARTS ALIVE FOR THE CHILDREN! #flappergirls #burlesquefandancers #mrsbellasdolls #fandancers #flappers #thegreatgatsby #gatsbygirls #strollingtables #humantables #tributeproductions #1920stheme
As we prepare for this weekend’s very important fund raiser, we want to take a moment to reflect on the importance of “giving back” and our dedication as a Talent Agency that truly cares about our community and as performers who realize the gifts we have been blessed with. We hope we inspire you to think of your own unique ways to “give back”.
As the owner of both Tribute Productions Talent and Mrs. Bella’s Dolls, I do get many requests to donate our talents. Since 1983 I have been dedicated to charity foundations that support the wellness of children, animal welfare, and in music and dance therapy for the elderly. I advocate it for myself as well as my performing family (husband and daughter).
We will be at THE GATSBY GALA this weekend to raise funds for THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB raising funds to keep THE ARTS available for these beautiful young minds.
I know how ART changed my life and am excited to have our entertainment at this important event.
Practice Random Acts of Kindness…
Back in 1983 when I began my professional “performing” career I was faced with decisions on which direction I wanted to go with my performing career. In those early days I discovered quickly that my “act” was something that I could offer to others that somehow lifted, or brought to many, an experience that could bring happiness. Once I discovered this experience, I decided to sit and write (there was no email or Internet in those days) every charity foundation that involved children or animals. This decision still stands today and now that I am an agent and not always working as a performer, I still find ways to “give back”.
From LIGHT THE NIGHT LLS, to ANIMAL RESCUE foundations, RETIREMENT HOMES and working with the elderly, to raising funds to support the Arts for BOYS AND GIRLS Clubs- my commitment to give back has always been and will always be a priority for me.
The ability to receive lessons like this is priceless and
available to all of us. Selfless service will change anyone’s life for certain. The best
way to get over any personal problem for yourself is to give unconditionally to
Working as a performer, my world opened to me BECAUSE of this understanding. My very
first request as a Madonna look-alike was to dance for sick and homeless children, and I
will never forget the impact of how a simple visit and performance brought such
joy to hundreds of young children. A simple request from Mom asking me if I
could come to a Christmas charity event and “dance like that girl that people say
you look like” broadened my understanding as a look-alike.
It was a challenge to understand this at first, as I thought “I am not the real
celebrity – what can I possibly do to cheer up anybody?” After this event and my
first visit to CHOC (Children’s Hospital of California), I quickly learned that most
of the children wanted to meet Madonna, and for some children it was a “last
request” before they went into life-threatening surgeries.
None of the children understood that I was “only a look-alike,” and the thrill of a
“celebrity” coming to visit them in their Hospital room was a highlight for many.
As a look-alike, early experiences like these brought my awareness to a new level.
What could be more rewarding to experience in this life than knowing that a
moment of time could mean making a loving difference by bringing the experience
of “celebrity” to someone who may never get the opportunity to meet a star?
By giving a personal visit, song, or dance, or merely signing an autograph, you
can make a lasting impression on someone’s life. Thousands of children’s hospitals,
retirement homes, and endless charities that need entertainment will give
you an opportunity to make a small difference. Find a cause that you feel passionate
about, and submit your promotional materials to their entertainment
department or coordinator.
Charities and nonprofit organizations can be easily found on the Internet or in your local Yellow Pages. There are some charities that offer pay for entertainment,but after you have experienced selfless giving, money, fame, or celebrity pales in comparison to the joy you will feel in your heart in experiencing this kind of connection with people of all ages and conditions.
Bella was a student of Theater for many years and received scholarships in both dance, and theater and choreography. She performed in the ART Company in Laguna Beach where many performances were college courses and performed at The Moulton Playhouse in Laguna. Bella’s love for theater, choreography and creating has never stopped and now she has the joy and blessings to make this what she does as her career.
When I was a little girl, my Daddy would always take note of what I would tell him with “honey you can think about that in a different way”. I had no idea what he was talking about but he was always so concerned for me to look at my life experiences through the eyes of positive thinking. How lucky I was to have him show me by example when I was barely 9 or 10 years old how to shift my perception of any crappy life situation. Dad would say “you can choose to feel like something bad is happening to you, or you can choose to get the lesson”. Wow how grateful I am today to have such a wise and insightful Daddy-O to guide what would be my life understandings for the rest of my life!
Happiness doesn’t happen by chance. Either consciously or unconsciously, happy people choose to be happy. By their perception of life circumstances and either feeling like the victim or (as dad said) “see the lessons in it”.
So before your life speeds by too quickly, get up, get out, be like a child and play, challenge your fears, laugh out loud, run barefoot in the grass, forgive, let go, shift from victim thinking to gratitude, try something new, be yourself (everyone else is taken), be brave enough to show who you really are inside out, love often, kiss often, and simply try to make the choice of happiness in life.
and as my dear daddy would tell me ” remember even the prettiest of pin up girls are the most beautiful when they are happy human beings”
Mrs. Bella’s Dolls have been called to represent some of the biggest names in the beauty and entertainment industry representing some major names like RIMMEL, MTV, GWEN STEFANI and SONY PICTURES to name a few. Mrs. Bella has in depth conversations with each and every client to find out specific needs to help bring the brand to life and give her clients an interactive opportunity to watch their logos and branding come to life.
Custom costuming and interactive brand ambassador models will bring the biggest names to life and give guests an opportunity to engage, interact and enjoy the brand on a whole new, living experience. Would you like Bella to give your brand a whole new living interactive experience for your potential clients and customers? Email her today to bring your brand to life! email@example.com
Mrs. Bella has always been inspired by Classic Hollywood and the talents, glamour and hard work of iconic stars of stage and screen. Bella started her love of Old Hollywood at the young age of 9 when her mom had a novelty shop in Laguna Beach that sold lots of movie posters, novelty Hollywood items and had a juke box in the middle of the store that played only music from the 1920-s 1940s. Customers would often giggle at how Bella would sing all the words to every song (“Drinking rum and Coca-coooola”) was not what your average 9 year old would sing, but Bella was destined to be influenced from such classic years throughout her life. When graduating 3rd grade, young Bella was asked to paint something “historical” on the 3rd grade art project mural which hung inside the school cafeteria. Among the astronauts and Presidents was Bella’s piece of “herstory” …BETTY BOOP! and when Bella went on to high school, she excelled in dance and drama productions always landing the role of “the flapper”. Bella even met her now husband crashing the wedding of rockabilly singer Brian Setzer’s wedding (a funny but destined night).
Classic Hollywood is a part of who Bella feels she truly is, without just imitating something or someone, Bella LIVES her love from inspiration and sincere joy. Bella’s dear Grandfather coined it best when he would call her “Lana” most of her life in reference to whom he felt lived in her soul. Bella would go on to play the part of “Lana Turner” for a skit on Comedy Central. “The glamour and beauty of Old Hollywood is something that should be remembered and honored and this is exactly why I have created my companies as we keep these Classic memories alive forever for new generations to experience”-
Denise Bella Vlasis