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New Book Showcases the Career of Actress, Pinup and Artist’s Model Eva Lynd: A Lost World of Glamour and Men’s Pulp Adventure

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- The latest installment in the acclaimed Men's Adventure Library series from editors Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle, "Eva: Men's Adventure Supermodel" (ISBN 978-1943444397) has been released. The book chronicles model, pin-up, and actress Eva Lynd's remarkable career.

Showcased are hundreds of glamour photos, paperback and magazine covers and interior illustrations Eva modeled for in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. It tells the colorful story of Eva's life and career in her own words. It also includes many previously unpublished photos from Lynd's personal archive.

"Eva: Men's Adventure Supermodel" is available in a big, deluxe 186-page hardcover and an abridged 114-page softcover with alternate cover art that focuses primarily on Lynd's work in men's adventure magazines (MAMs).

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In the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Eva Lynd's image was seen by millions of American men and women in TV shows, plays and movies, on the covers of men's magazines and women's romance and confession magazines, in paperback cover paintings, and in the wild cover and interior illustrations used by men's adventure magazines (MAMs).

Born Eva Inga Margareta von Fielitz, Eva is a bona fide Swedish Countess. She's the daughter of Count Asti von Fielitz and Countess Margareta von Fielitz. Eva's mother brought her from Sweden to New York City in 1950, at age 12.

By age 16, she was winning beauty queen contests. Soon, under the stage name Eva Lynd, she was appearing in popular TV shows produced in New York, such as the Steve Allen Show, Garry Moore Show, Perry Como Show and Jonathan Winters Show.

After moving to Hollywood in 1959, she appeared in various TV shows, including the "Thin Man," "Peter Gunn," "The Texan," "Hogan's Heroes," "Desilu Playhouse," "Bourbon Street Beat," and "Cagney & Lacey." She also had roles in several movies, including the 1960 cult horror movie "The Hypnotic Eye" and the 1975 caper film, "That Lady From Peking," in which she co-starred with Carl Betz, Nancy Kwan and Bobby Rydell.

One of Eva's most-seen roles was as the sexy woman who emerges from the tube in Brylcreem's 1964 "Girl the Tube" TV commercial (, which Entertainment Magazine named of the "50 Best Commercials of All Time."

In the '50s and '60s, Eva was a popular model for pinup magazine photos taken by many top glamour photographers. She was also a go-to model for several top illustration artists who did cover paintings for paperbacks and cover and interior artwork for men's adventure magazines.

In some MAM cover paintings and interior illustrations, Eva is a damsel-in-distress being tormented by Nazis, Commies or motorcycle gang members. In others, she is an alluring femme fatale or a gun-toting heroine.

Eva is now 82 and living in Hollywood with her husband of over 40 years, veteran actor Warren Munson. Eva and Warren both still act occasionally and sometimes work together, as they did in a recent Campbell's Soup commercial in which they played grandparents.

Eva: Men's Adventure Supermodel is available on Amazon in the US ( and worldwide, Barnes & Noble and other online booksellers, including The Book Depository site, which offers free shipping worldwide.

For more information or to arrange an interview with Eva Lynd, contact the co-editor of the book, Robert Deis (305-304-6494 email: or Waltona Manion 818-404-7271

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Haibu partners with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs on ‘Zoohackathon’

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Haibu is an award-winning series of books, films, cartoons and video games that promotes wildlife conservation around the world. Haibu has partnered with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) on Zoohackathon, a global competition to develop new and innovative technology tools to fight wildlife trafficking.

U.S. Embassies around the world host Zoohackathon events. Over 48 hours, university students, coders, scientists, and wildlife enthusiasts collaborate in teams at zoos, wildlife organizations, technology start-up facilities, and education centers to create software solutions for on-the-ground wildlife conservation problems.

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The U.S. Department of State plays an important role in the fight against wildlife trafficking by strengthening global enforcement, reducing demand for illegal wildlife products, and expanding international commitments.

"We are pleased to partner with Haibu to explore new ways to combat wildlife trafficking and engage the next generation of wildlife conservationists," said Rowena Watson, Lead for the Combating Wildlife Trafficking team, OES Bureau, U.S. Department of State.

Haibu is an animated animal and conservation activist designed to entertain and educate the future generations while increasing global awareness. The vision for Haibu was sparked by Hollywood veteran creator Blake Freeman and he is thrilled to partner with OES on Zoohackathon to create awareness for this worthy cause.

"Our mission is to inspire children to be adventurous, help the cause of animals, and make the world a better place by living courageously and overcoming challenges. We teach kids the value of kindness and the importance animals play in the world," shared Freeman.

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Newest Mortgage Company on the Sunset Strip, Vantage Home Loans, launches and targets the Luxury Los Angeles Home Market

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- In today's hyper competitive mortgage market with increasing competition from internet companies, Roger Mansourian has formed a new partnership and mortgage company - Vantage Home Loans - that specifically targets and caters to the creative financing needs of investors, small business owners, and luxury homeowners seeking a strong mortgage offering in California and Washington.

Starting with the firm's first transaction, a $3.8 million sale in the Outpost Estates in the Hollywood Hills, Vantage Home Loans launched its advanced mortgage services this year. To expand into this heavily competitive market, owner Roger Mansourian reached out and formed a partnership with Robert Rodriguez, the former California Division Director of SWBC Mortgage in Orange County, convincing him to become the Managing Director of Sales of Vantage Home Loans, located on the Sunset Strip, in West Hollywood.

Together, the two partners have assembled a dream team of driven, seasoned agents, that are familiar with the unique twists and turns that are involved in the California and Washington Luxury home market. This new firm also will be making heavy use of technology, by developing a custom mobile application, and mobile site, that provides real-time status updates during the processing of their loan application, underwriting, and document preparation.

Clients will be able to directly E-sign disclosures, upload documents by snapping pictures of the pages with their smartphone, and chat 24/7 with direct Vantage representatives about the process, status, or any questions they may have. Vantage is also creating a direct Realtor portal, for the partner realtors to also be completely apprised of the loan process and procedures, at any time.

Vantage Home Loans, as a company, is focusing on expanding consumer awareness, and has been developing an online streaming video library via YouTube, discussing different parts of the buying and loan approval process, new loan programs unique to certain situations, and weekly updates with the latest in real estate and mortgage news, as it pertains to California and Washington buyers and sellers. Vetted and well recommended resources such as roofers, handymen, and cleaning services are also made readily available.

Vantage has also chosen to keep a very active and strong social media footprint on Facebook and Instagram, since many of the newer buyers are more familiar and comfortable with these channels and want immediate access and answers to their questions.

"When clients choose Vantage, they do so because they feel their needs are heard, and they feel a sense of trust," stated owner, Roger Mansourian. "Using today's technology, we make sure they are completely involved in the process, are aware of what's going on at all times, and know that things are being handled efficiently and with personal care."

Led by two Los Angeles natives in this new partnership, Vantage provides a combined 26 years of specific experience in specialty wholesale and retail mortgage products. The company's goal is to bring their vast network of wholesale lenders to the local LA market, and help the quickly growing group of investors and first-time home buyers who may not fit the strict regulations of the large retail banking institutions.

An example of this is a very popular program that allows a buyer with 20 percent down, no tax returns, and no income statement qualify for a large California residential loan - solely based on credit score and future rentals of the property. Construction loans for development are also a specialty - up to $15 million.

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Located on the Sunset Strip, Vantage Home Loans is locally owned, and heavily vested in the California and Washington communities. Providing a wide range of creative financial offerings for both home owners and investors, Vantage provides a wealth of local experience and history in the market to its clients. Each loan and client always receives local, one-to-one attention throughout the entire loan process from a Vantage Mortgage Specialist.

For more information about Vantage Home Loans, including details about their mortgage offerings or services, please visit the company website:, the company Facebook page,, or on Instagram at, email them at, or call Vantage directly at 877-246-8596.

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Patrick Macdonald-King Joins Hyperion Media Group as Strategic Advisor

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Exiting his role as Prime Focus Technologies President after completing his earn out and the roll-out of the company's award-winning DAX Platform, Patrick Macdonald-King has agreed to join the Advisory Board of film and technology finance firm Hyperion Media Group to help create a fund focused on content, and the intersection of content and technology.

"My mission to help drive global change in how people produce, distribute and consume content by way of innovation and cloud technologies is in synch with Hyperion's direction," said Macdonald-King. "Among the new challenges I'll be exploring now, I look forward to working with Hyperion on creating a fund to support this trend."

Macdonald-King leaves PFT after merging the company he founded, DAX, with the India-based company in 2014. Under his leadership, DAX secured multiple patents, and became the most widely used production asset management SaaS technology in the industry including the Primetime Emmy(r) award winning Digital Dailies(r) solution, the industry standard in television production.

The acquisition signaled PFT's strategic expansion in North America, with offices in Hollywood, New York and Toronto. Customers include major studios and broadcast networks (Warner Bros. Television Studios, CBS Television Studios, 20th Century Fox Television Studios, A&E, Showtime, Starz, Turner and Lionsgate) and many independent production and distribution companies.

Hyperion Media Group is an independent multimedia company that finances, produces and develops film and television content, and invests in technology focused on the convergence of media and technology for a global audience since 2005. Its investment portfolio includes Legendary Pictures, DAX, Bandito Bros and Open Drives.

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Determined Actor Steve Comisar Attempts Comeback After Prison

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Steve Comisar is best known for being the only Hollywood actor who is also a famous fraudster. While in prison Comisar skyrocketed to social media fame by acquiring close to one million Twitter followers and over one million YouTube views.

Comisar will be released from federal prison on July 21 after serving a 15 year sentence for fraud. He will be placed on home confinement in Beverly Hills until his sentence officially ends on April 16, 2018.

Comisar has personally contacted some of Hollywood's most powerful actors, directors, producers, and agents, and asked them to help jump start his acting career upon release.. Some of these industry heavyweights include, Sean Penn, Mark Wahlberg, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Ethan Coen, Steven Spielberg, Brian Grazer, Ari Emanuel, Seth Rogan, Jim Toth, Graham King, Bryan Lourd, J.J. Abrams, Judd Apatow, Oprah, and Jack Dorsey.

"Hollywood A-Listers are known for their kindness and generosity when it comes to helping the underdog," says Comisar's publicist, Laura Levine. She adds, "Steven's brute determination is exactly what it takes to make it in this business. I really think he's going to get the help he needs."

Jennifer Gray, CEO of Gray Entertainment, says, "Here's a white, Jewish actor from Beverly Hills who just survived 15 years in prison. Everyone in the industry should want to help him."

Comisar hopes to join the exclusive list of other celebrity felons who have served prison time and came back to become very successful. Some of them are Tim Allen, Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Danny Trejo, Martha Stewart, and Christian Slater.

Comisar began acting at a young age and has appeared in numerous movies, television shows, and commercials. He has written a book on fraud prevention and appeared regularly on The View and Dateline NBC as an expert on fraud and scams.

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Convicted Actor Steve Comisar Nears One Million Twitter Followers While in Prison

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Steve Comisar is living proof that nothing is impossible. With close to one million Twitter followers and over one million YouTube video views, Comisar has become a highly respected social media celebrity. This is because Steve Comisar is the only Hollywood actor that is also a famous con man.

Comisar's publicist, Laura Levine, says, "Steve Comisar acquired his huge social media following while serving his prison sentence for fraud. He has more Twitter followers than most famous actors who have ten times the credits and never spent a day in jail. Even Jack Dorsey, the billionaire CEO of Twitter and Square follows Steve Comisar. Love him or hate him, Steve's brute determination in getting a second chance is exactly what it takes to make it in Hollywood and worthy of help from the industry."

Comisar began acting at a very young age and has appeared in dozens movies, television shows, and commercials. He will be released from prison in a few months and is hoping to jump start his acting career in Los Angeles with the help of the A-List actors, directors, producers, and agents he has asked for assistance.

Other celebrity felons who got a second chance after serving prison time are Mark Wahlberg, Tim Allen, Robert Downey Jr, Wesley Snipes, Martha Stewart, Christian Slater, and Danny Trejo.

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Art-In-Relation pairs two unknown works of musical theater art, ‘Wild Party’ and ‘Frankenstein, A New Musical’ in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Art-In-Relation, Jonas Sills, producer, announces a move from Long Beach, after two successful seasons, to Hollywood with two hauntingly gorgeous, but lesser known musical theater productions at The Complex Theatres, Hollywood. A combination of "The Wild Party." a lesser known version of the musical based on the poem by Joseph Moncure, and written by Andrew Lippa, coupled with Mary Shelley's tale with a musical twist, "Frankenstein, A New Musical," with music by Mark Baron, lyrics by Jeffrey Jackson, and a book by Jackson and Gary P. Cohen, a Los Angeles premiere.

It seemed a perfect coupling to Jonas Sills, executive producer, to pair the musicals. "Both of them are raw, both of them are musically lush, and both of them are underperformed," said Sills.

Having an extreme interest in "Breathing new life" into musical theater, Art-In-Relation is excited about moving forward with a unique mission to offer and produce lesser known works of musical theater to an diverse Los Angeles audience.

The creative team for the two productions includes two teams led by two directors who have been with Art-In-Relation before. Quentin Garzon, Director, "Wild Party," is passionate about the 1920's era musical with lush score, harmonies, and innovative dance. Passionate enough in fact that he convinced Art-In-Relation to produce the show.

Having produced "Frankenstein" as their inaugural production, Art-In-Relation co-producer Ray Buffer was intrigued with the possibility of bringing the production to Los Angeles Audiences.

"Re-envisioning Frankenstein in a smaller, more intimate space allows us to create nuances in the performance that were not possible in a large space. This production will aim for visceral relationship between audience and storytellers, where the audience feels they are part of the mindscape," Buffer stated.

"I am grateful for this opportunity to work with a dynamic group of talented cast and crew on this new venture producing this under recognized work," Buffer added.

Sills is most passionate about intimate theater, and having the location and audience to foster it, a move to the heart of "theater row" was the "natural evolution."

"I am looking forward to continuing the success of these two winning shows with more under-noticed works in the future," noted Sills.

"The Wild Party" plays September 9 - October 2, 2016 in the "Dorie Theatre" at The Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 (Google Maps:

"Frankenstein, A New Musical" plays October 7 - October 30, 2016 in "The Flight" theater also at The Complex. Shows play Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

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About Art-In-Relation:

Art-In-Relation (A.I.R.) is an innovative production company focusing on breathing new life to more unknown works of musical theater as well as some new interpretations of more well-known shows. A.I.R. has worked in several venues in Los Angeles including the Ernest Borgnine Theater, the Founder's Center, and more recently The Complex Theatres. A.I.R. also in its mission is dedicated to bringing works of art to underprivileged audiences throughout southern California.

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