Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Farrah Fawcett Foundation and Orchids

Orchids are helping charitable organizations
Posted: Friday, December 25, 2015 12:15 am
By Arthur Chadwick Special Correspondent

Charitable organizations have long used orchids in their fundraising events.

Partygoers bid on lavish, silent-auction items that can fetch upward of $500 each. Fancy bowls filled with blooming plants, a personal house call from a horticulture expert and a one year membership in the Orchid of the Month club all generate attention.

Live auctions can get frenzied as bidders vie for bigger ticket items such as a set of century-old botanical prints, an established orchid collection or the rights to name a new hybrid. Even the seated dinner guests can participate by purchasing the flowering centerpieces that adorn the banquet tables. Orchids add a glamorous element to any function and help to generate revenue for the charity.

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Recently, a Beverly Hills, Calif., nonprofit came up with an innovative approach that incorporates orchids into their annual fundraiser. The Farrah Fawcett Foundation, whose mission is “to provide funding for cutting edge cancer research, prevention, and treatment,” unveiled a special cattleya at its “Stand Up 2 Cancer” Tex/Mex Fiesta. The delicate pinky lavender hybrid was named after the organization’s late founder, actress and model Farrah Fawcett.

Attendees of the event included many of the big names in Hollywood who were Fawcett’s peers, including Ryan O’Neal, George Hamilton, and Cheryl Tiegs. The event honored Fawcett’s co-star on the TV show “Charlie’s Angels,” Jaclyn Smith, and the lively music was provided by Lyle Lovett, a Grammy winner.

Jaclyn Smith
A large photograph of the flower was displayed alongside a caption explaining the history of the hybrid. The foundation had worked closely with a grower to get the right color and style. The breeding lineage was all pedigree and the plants took seven years to bloom from seed. The colors were variable and feminine — ranging from blush to pale pink to rose. Keith Edmier, a well-known artist and sculpture, created a sculpture of the flower which was auctioned at the event.

The event raised $500,000. After it was over, the foundation thanked many donors and supporters by giving them their own Farrah orchid — a keepsake to remember the evening.

But it was more than a keepsake.

The special hybrid, Brassolaeliocattleya Farrah Fawcett (C Bold Swan x Blc Goldenzelle), was an exclusive orchid. There were only a few dozen produced and they were all given away to people who care about Fawcett and her cause.

Those lucky orchid recipients will rejoice in the legacy and spirit of Farrah Fawcett every year when the lovely blossoms open. For more information see,
Arthur Chadwick is president of Chadwick & Son Orchids Inc. You may send questions to 1240 Dorset Road, Powhatan, Va. 23139, (804) 598-7560 or by email at Previous columns are on his website,


Thursday, December 17, 2015

'Twas the Night before Christmas

And all through the house,
not a creature was stirring, 
not even a mouse.

When up from the chimney,
above Farrah's ear,
she heard a light stepping...
Santa was near!

She arose from her bed
careful to step
lightly on tile
standing erect

She snuck down the staircase
seeing a light
a bear in a sack
and Santa in sight

She turned quickly back
and scurried to bed
Hoping that Santa
heard nothing, she'd sped

back to her slumber
quite quickly she slept
and Santa did finish
and off he did step

On Dasher and Dancer
On Donner and Blitzen
for many more stops
Santa's on his great mission.

Happy Holidays

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Repainted Farrah Fawcett by artist NOEL CRUZ

Regent Mansion by Ken Haseltine
Ken also customized and created the furnishings and Christmas Tree

Elizabeth Banks to direct Charlie's Angels

After recruiting Elizabeth Banks to direct and co-produce the big screen reboot of “Charlie’s Angels,” Sony Pictures has found a screenwriter for the film. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos has joined the project.

Spiliotopoulos previously worked on the script for 2014’s “Hercules,” which starred Dwayne Johnson. He’s kept busy since then, turning in screenplays for both 2016’s “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” and Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast,” which arrives in 2017.

The film is based on the 1970s television crime drama about three police academy graduates who, dissatisfied with their assignments as a meter maid, office worker and crossing guard, are recruited to work as private investigators for the mysterious Charlie Townsend — or rather, just the voice of Charlie Townsend.

Banks, who made her directorial debut with “Pitch Perfect 2,” spoke about how thepremise of the series remains relevant today. “The original ethos of women who graduated from the police academy, and then were given the jobs of crossing guard and meter maid, I feel like that’s still very real in the world right now.”

The reboot will mark the franchise’s latest return since the original series’ end in 1981. Two feature films were produced in 2000 and 2003, and a short-lived TV series aired in 2011.


7 Days and counting...

There are seven days left
to shop before Christmas morning. 

Shipping may be an issue but there are items out there for the Farrah fan so be sure to check out and for that Angelic Tee... check out... all TEEs no SHADE at (these items are featured on Mike Pingel's web site and check out for all things Fawcett related!

You can wake up and sip coffee or hot cocoa with your favorite angel Jill Munroe aka Farrah Fawcett! 

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  • Cool and modern men's tonal graphic tee featuring a candid perspective on the modern icon. 
  • Jumbo silkscreen, handprinted in California
  • 100% Cotton, preshrunk
  • Seamed collar, double-needled sleeve and bottom hem

Farrah Fawcett was named one of the 10 most beautiful women at her University of Texas and launched her Hollywood career. The Texas-born star quickly became a household name around the world. It was no wonder why. Here, Farrah's natural charisma is on full display, typical of her life-long love affair with the camera.
he Farrah Fawcett Foundation's proceeds are dedicated to providing funding for cutting edge cancer research, support and awareness.

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  • Classic boardshorts featuring the iconic Farrah poster updated with a laidback style: 
  • All-over multicolor print
  • 100% quick-drying nylon
  • Fully grommeted, laced closure
  • Sturdy Velcro back pocket with integrated elastic key string

he Farrah Fawcett Foundation's proceeds are dedicated to providing funding for cutting edge cancer research, support and awareness.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Farrah Fawcett are by Olivier Coulon.

Olivier Coulon is a Paris based artist that works with the most renowned French singers and entertainers. These beautiful illustrations of Farrah Fawcett are by Coulon. Visit him on facebook or his instagram account to see more of his amazing work.