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Prince’s Purple Motorcycle

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Prince has always triggered a lot of attention during his lifetime, as he continues to do even now after he died. There have been a lot of articles about his life and style, and music. However, one thing remains interesting even after his death, in 2016, and that is the purple motorcycle he used even in a film.

Biker or Not?

It is hard to say whether Prince was a real biker or not. It is actually very hard to determine what defines a true biker. However, we can surely say that he rode the bike in a film and that he enjoyed it. If he did not, he would not use a purple one in a film and thus make it iconic. It needs to be said that he did not ride any bike after 201 and there is a data that his license was expired in 1984.

Purple Rain

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The first appearance of Prince on a purple bike happened in the drama, a rock one, called Purple Rain which was broadcast in 1984. Furthermore, the appearance of Prince and the same purple bike happened in Graffiti Bridge, which was the sequel to the first one.

The Bike

The purple bike that Prince used was a Honda one and more known as CM400A Hondamatic. It was a custom made bike which had an engine with parallel twin cylinders and 356cc. The engine also had air-cooling. One of the interesting things is that the engine had just two gears (Honda bikes usually have six). The length of the bike is 29.9 inches and its height is 5’2’’. When we look at it like this, we can conclude that it was a pretty small bike constructed and designed just for Prince’s appearance. The seat of the bike had hot pink velour inserts, the manufacturer has also included a Vetter Windjammer fairing. The handlebars were also made to be just right for Prince, with his symbol engraved on several places.

Conclusion

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No matter if he was a real biker or not, Prince’s appearance on a purple bike in a film was one of the most iconic in the industry and it certainly made an unusual purple bike world known and famous. The film cashed 80 USD, so, both Prince and the purple bike were a hit.

Loni Anderson: The Complete Story

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Loni Anderson is an American actress known for her role as a receptionist in the sitcom ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’. Besides this sitcom, she has appeared in numerous TV roles and films. Here’s everything you need to know about Loni Anderson as we offer her complete story.

Loni Anderson’s Early Life

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Loni Anderson was born on August 5, 1946, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is a daughter of a model, Maxine Hazel, and an environmental chemist, Klaydon Carl Anderson. Her mother had a huge influence on Loni’s life. She decided to become an actor at the age of 9 but had to work hard to realize her dream.
Loni attended the ‘Alexander Ramsey Senior High School’ in Roseville. During her high school education, she has won numerous beauty competitions. Then, after graduating in 1963, he attended the ‘University of Minnesota’, where she studied art.

While at college, she fell in love with Bruce Hasselbeck. They got married in 1964 and soon after the wedding they had a daughter, Deidra. However, she had to raise her daughter as a single mother because she got divorced in 1966. Hence, she had to work as a school teacher and had a hard time devoting to her career as it was quite hard to raise a child on her own.

Loni Anderson’s Personal Life

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Loni Anderson was married four times, from 1964-1966 with Bruce Hasselbeck, then from 1973-1981 to Ross Bickell, and from 1988- 1993 to Burt Reynolds with whom she adopted a son. Since 2008, she has been married to musician Bob Flick.

In 1997, Loni Anderson published her autobiography, ‘My Life in High Heels’ as her life has been the subject of rumors. She is involved in numerous charitable organizations, especially the ones about spreading awareness about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Loni Anderson’s Career

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Loni started with a small role in ‘Nevada Smith,’ where she acted alongside with Steve McQueen. After this film, she didn’t have any luck with auditions and didn’t have any quality project for more than ten years. During that time, she used to work as a teacher.

However, that started to change in the mid-1970s. Hence, she took part in several guest TV roles, appeared in small roles in two episodes of ‘S.W.AT.’ and in an episode of ‘Police Woman.’ Her big comeback happened in 1976in the film ‘Vigilante Force.’

Next, she starred in a guest role in two episodes of the sitcom ‘Three’s Company’ in 1978 which helped her get a role in the sitcom ‘WKRP in Cincinnati.’ This sitcom was a huge success to her and he won several ‘Golden Globe’ and ‘Emmy Award’ nominations. After this sitcom, she appeared in multiple series and films, including ‘The Love Boat,’‘The Incredible Hulk,’‘Fantasy Island,’‘Sizzle,’ and ‘The Jayne Mansfield Story.’

Loni Anderson’s first major role happened in 1983 for the film ‘Stroker Ace.’ Unfortunately, the film became a huge failure. Then, her career followed in some commercial and critical failure series and sitcoms, such as ‘Easy Street,’ ‘Whisper Kill,’ and ‘Too Good to be True.’

Her big comeback with a leading role happened on the comedy-drama film ‘Munchie’ in 1992. After that, many series followed, including ‘Nurses,’‘Melrose Place,’ and ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch.’

In 2003, she played a key role in the sitcom ‘The Mullets.’ However, the sitcom was cancelled due to poor ratings. After that, she hasn’t been involved in many projects. There have been only some small appearances in various series like ‘Baby Daddy,’ ‘Love You More,’ and ‘My Sister Is So Gay.’

Celebrity Art Collectors Buying Works of NYC Icon Marko Stout!

Currently, no artist is riding the wave of popularity like Mark Stout. The New York-based artist and fashion icon has not only had his art bought in hordes, but he has also stamped his name among celebrities with several high profile names buying his art and lauding him for his unique style.

In 2018 the artist saw Hollywood and reality TV celebrities notice his works. This year also was sold out shows New York’s famed Caelum Gallery and Gallery MC, which curated solo exhibitions where large numbers of art dealers, international collectors, fans and celebrities came in by the droves to meet him and bag some of his latest art. Some of the celebrities who have taken a liking to his work include Caitlyn Jenner (Keeping up with the Kardashians), Kaya Jones (The Pussycat Dolls), and Cara Mund (Miss America 2018), Todrick Hall (American Idol) among other celebrities. He has also drawn the attention of the media such as the Today Show (NBC) and Paper Magazine who have all praised his work.

This now famous New York icon started a long way off before the spotlight shone on him. For starters, before embarking on the artistic road, Marko Stout lived on a floating houseboat in the San Francisco Bay where he would hang out with his boat neighbor while smoking weed and drinking wine. His neighbor happened to be a former roadie for the Grateful Dead; a trained painter from the Art Institute of Chicago and an art gallery owner. Before his death, the gallery owner passed on the artistic skills to the newly found friend, and this saw him sell Marko Stout’s formative works in his gallery.

Later, life happenings saw him move from the West Coast all the way to New York, where he made his mark as an artist. Besides, in the year 2016, Marko Stout sent ripples in the artistic waters of the New York art scene. It is at the Grand Entrance of the ArtExpo Show that he exhibited four of his female sculptures. The sculpture impressed the owner of a Berlin nightclub, who doubled as an art collector and purchased them, registering the most significant buying in the show’s history. Also, Stout had a collection of his aluminum based portraits bought in the course of that show. Therefore, his star shone when he held solo exhibitions at Miami’s Jason Samuels Gallery and New York’s Rivington Gallery which were hugely successful.

In 2017, the artist registered even more success. He went from underground status to a New York icon when he sold out in the city’s most lucrative shows- at the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery and the Sepia Eye Gallery. Thus, this saw him have the mainstream art world spotlight focus on him as he had Stout’s works exhibited at South Beach Miami’s Wentworth Gallery and the Miami Art Basel.

No doubt Marko Stout’s star will continue shining in the world of the art, fashion world as well as filmmaking. Truly, Marko Stout represents the New Age of art that couples painting with digital media.