The company's bankruptcy filing listed $16.3 million in debt and $50,000 in assets. How can a company like this even have any assets? Is it the stacks of VHS tapes sitting in the corner? The Hollywood rights to "Sexiest Shower Scenes?"
The problem, as I see it, is that those extremely successful and extremely busy people simply cannot afford the luxury of spending time to educate themselves about art world beyond the headlines of the last few years.
Until a few years ago, Oscar envelopes were functional, but a bit frumpy. Enter Marc Friedland, a designer who could be considered the Diana Vreeland of invitations, cards, mailers, stationery, and envelopes.
This is a guy who clearly loves to tell his stories. He talked about his escapades as a kid in Bensonhurst, about his first forays into public speaking or about how his name got changed from Larry Zeiger to Larry King.