Who’d be a celebrity? It seems that even after you’re dead the
scavengers still pursue you.
A new company, Dead Famous - part of the US-based Talent Corporation -
now offers to come up with dead celebrities who are ’available for
It seems that people who control celebs’ estates are often quite happy
about their names being attached to products and services.
Several celebrities have already appeared in ads aided by clever
technology that enables old footage of them to be merged with recently
Stars that the Talent Corporation can get for your next campaign include
Betty Grable, Gary Cooper, Maurice Chevallier, Sammy Davis Jr, Albert
Einstein, Carmen Miranda and John Wayne.
One name in the Dead portfolio - that of Artie Shaw, the band leader -
jumped off the page because, although he features on the list with all
the really dead people, Shaw is alive and well.
Anyone got any speaking roles going at the moment?