Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Good Old Days Are Good Business For Celebrity Lookalikes

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – When it comes to celebrity impersonators, everything old is new again.

Believe it or not, old time stars Marilyn Monroe, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Elvis Presley are the hottest names in show biz right now – at least, their mirror images are.

Janna Joos, who runs International Celebrity Images, a lookalike talent agency based in Palm Springs, California, says Elvis and Marilyn are perennial top-billers, but lately, “There’s a resurgence of the ’30s and ’40s – Bing Crosby, Bob Hope – the USO days. Maybe due to awareness of the war now.”

One celebrity stand-in “not getting ANY requests,” according to Joos, is Mel Gibson.

She adds: “I haven’t had ONE request, not even a mention – no one wants to touch that right now.”

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