“THE LADY IN THE TUTTI-FRUTTI HAT”….
This is a Carmen Miranda head vase, by Marti of Hollywood…
I read that Carmen Miranda posed for this head vase.. I don’t have any information about Marti of Hollywood??.. If anyone does???..
I love everything Carmen Miranda, and always felt she was one of Hollywood’s celebrated Queens of Kitsch Glamour..
I found this head vase at a show in Dearborn, Mi…many years ago..
Wow, a serious treasure!!!!!!! So many things of this era evoke the memory of Carmen Miranda but this IS Carmen Miranda, autograph and all. So fantastic that you have the photo of her with it! Did you pay a fortune?
Thank you very much…
It was such a long time ago, I don’t remember exactly what I paid, probably $40-$50???… I do remember how ecstatic I was to find it…
I found a tryptic, black & white photo (it’s large) of Carmen Miranda when scouring shop in NJ. It came framed and the photo is 3 different poses. I love Carmen too and I would guard this with my life, it’s incredible. Here it is:
Thanks Denny…great Carmen Miranda Print…I love the costumes. I read in her IMDB Bio that her dad had a “Produce” business when they moved to Rio de Janeiro… Isn’t that perfect that she would have that kind of influence….smile..
Heads up Allee:
It says the reserve isn’t met yet which means it’ll cost a lot. Now if it was someone who didn’t realize it was Carmen Miranda I might just bid but that’s not the case. Boo hoo.
Thanks… They have some info on Marti of Hollywood… When I Google Martin Deutsch/Marti of Hollywood a little info comes up on his designs for Luminart TV Lamps..
Wow– this is so great. You must’ve died when you came across it at a flea market.
Thank you, Yes…I was setting up at the show, and just took a little break to look around. I was there when the dealer unpacked it and sat it down almost in front of me…yikes.. i’m usually not that lucky…smile
Do you know the “Marti of Hollywood” Pottery??
Okay this is getting serious I just bid on the one on ebay. Shit. Look what you did Denny!
Seriously, this is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen! I love it.
This is getting exciting….good luck..
And thanks for the post, it’s awesome even if I don’t buy one.
Sorry, don’t know “Marti of Hollywood,” but it was probably one of the many California Pottery companies that sprung up in the 40’s and 50’s and are now mostly gone.
Thanks… Did any of you students work for 20th Century Fox, Paramount… or any of the Hollywood Studios?
Crazy awesome, it’s beautiful! Far better than your run-of-the-mill Lady-head vase! I love Carmen Miranda, too, the picture of her posing with the vases is classic.
Thank you… I love head vases, they got so expensive so fast around here, I couldn’t collect them.
I have a cousin who collects all of them, and she displays the ones w/their eyes closed in the bathroom….cracks me up..
I just have one more thing to add!
OMG…This is fab..
Thank you very much for adding this to the post…I love You Tube..