2016 Cultural Moments That Will Set the Trend for Your Events

2016 Cultural Moments That Will Set the Trend for Your Events

Apr 6, 2016

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2016 is shaping up to be a groundbreaking year for the event industry due to the fantastic cultural and educational moments happening around the globe.  These moments are occurring in movies, theatre and music, sports, and the political stage.  We are highlighting a few of the most significant trends from some of the leading event planners in the country.

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According to Sarah Miller with Caplan Miller Events, “Movies have historically made a big impact on event themes.  We’ve all planned and attended our fair share of The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge, and Alice in Wonderland parties.”  This year is no different, with the release of several big superhero movies there will likely be a slew of action-packed birthdays and bar mitzvahs.  Miller is also anticipating many 80’s and sci-fi themed parties due to the popular remake of Ghostbusters.  What backdrop company you gonna call?  Grosh Backdrops!

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The Grosh and Tru-Roll Partnership

The Grosh and Tru-Roll Partnership

Mar 3, 2016

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In anticipation of the USITT conference and tradeshow coming up March 16th to the 19th, we wanted to feature our partner company, Tru-Roll. They specialize in theatrical rigging and hardware. They will be in booth #1827 with the Grosh backdrop hanging right next door on wall #5.  Below is a brief history of the many services they provide to the many businesses involved in our distinct industry.

Tru-Roll was created and run by Jack Grosh in 1947 to fill clients’ needs for tracks and rigging services.  Jack was so meticulous on how each system was made and adapted that Tru-Roll came to be known as “the Cadillac” of theatrical rigging in entertainment technology.  Being the best in the business, they expanded and in 1993 Tru-Roll opened up separate offices and is now a division of Advanced Entertainment Technology.  They have broadened the number of services they offer, but still specialize in designing and manufacturing standard and customized theatrical rigging systems for drapery.  Many of their clients include schools, universities, theatres, theme parks, casinos, event producers, film, and churches. They’ve worked with such names as Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount, UCLA, and USC, to name a few.

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Mardi Gras: A Celebration of Art and Tradition

Mardi Gras: A Celebration of Art and Tradition

Feb 3, 2016

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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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