Mardi Gras: A Celebration of Art and Tradition

Mardi Gras: A Celebration of Art and Tradition

Feb 3, 2016

Bourbon Street S3543

Bourbon Street Backdrop – S3543

With eager anticipation of Mardi Gras and the inspiration of our newly painted New Orleans backdrop, Grosh started digging around in the history of this celebration.  This unique tradition has cultivated a society in New Orleans that paints the town in history and pride.

New Orleans was established in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville. By the 1730’s, Mardi Gras was celebrated openly, but not with the parades we know today.  In the early 1740’s, Louisiana’s governor, the Marquis de Vaudreuil established elegant society balls, which became the model for the New Orleans balls of today.  In 1872 a group of businessmen invented a King of Carnival, Rex, to preside over the first daytime parade.  This parade was to honor the visiting Russian Grand Duke Alexis Romanoff.  The businessmen presented the colors of Romanoff’s family: purple, green and gold; with purple representing justice, gold representing power and green representing faith.  These colors would officially become the colors of Mardi Gras and most notably the historical and infamous, Bourbon Street.

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Grosh Featured by “World’s Greatest!…” TV Show

We are honored and humbled to be featured by the “World’s Greatest!…” TV Show, a program dedicated to highlighting the world’s greatest companies, products, places, and people. Each show is a fast paced tour around the world featuring behind the scenes footage, informative interviews, and exciting visuals with companies such as Glad, Crest, Land’s End and now … Grosh Backdrops and Drapery.

We invite you to take a look inside our historic facilities in the heart of Hollywood and find out why Grosh Backdrops and Drapery was selected as the best in our industry and featured on the show. Meet members of the Grosh team including President Amanda Uhlein, Manager of Business Development & Sales, JoAnna Smith and Creative Director, Greg Viera and learn how Grosh became the World’s Greatest Backdrop and Drapery company.

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Grosh Customs Keeps Busy!

Grosh Customs Keeps Busy!

Dec 19, 2014

Grosh Backdrops and Drapery is one of the only backdrop companies with a fully staffed scenic department and painter’s studio!  As part of our commitment to excellence, Grosh would never think of outsourcing any part of the production process from designing renderings to the finished backdrop.  Grosh does not employ a production line, but passionate artists who do all the work in-house maintaining full control and integrity over the artistic process.

From celebrities to major retailer brand sponsored events and global franchises to talented noteworthy artists, Grosh customs takes it all on with finesse and efficiency. What else can you expect from the biggest, oldest and best in the business?

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Grosh Kicks off the New Year at The Special Event Tradeshow

Grosh Kicks off the New Year at The Special Event Tradeshow

Feb 12, 2013

Grosh kicked off the New Year by attending The Special Event Tradeshow in Chicago.

In case you haven’t heard of it: TSE is “the largest tradeshow and conference for event professionals in the world”. One of the great things about this tradeshow was that there were 3 days of exhibiting which allowed us to meet and showcase a variety of Backdrops and Drapery.  Since the show lasted for 3 days; our team thought “why not change the theme of our booth each day?”…and we did!

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How to be “On” When the Camera is On!

How to be “On” When the Camera is On!

Jan 24, 2011

By: Emilie Barta

Whenever a video camera is turned on, people tend to do one of two things: they either light-up or they clam-up. With today’s success of video marketing and the plethora of opportunities to get your message out by being interviewed, there are a few simple things you can do to ensure a more comfortable experience.

• RELAX – Take a deep breath and remember that the interviewer is on your side and wants to assist you in getting your message out to the public.

• SMILE – Non-verbal cues assist a viewer in determining how they feel about what you are saying, so a natural smile will add a positive impression to your message.

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