Estate of Tony Curtis Celebrates the Late Actor with Donation of Artwork to Palm Eastern Mortuary

LAS VEGAS - May 27, 2014

Family and friends of Tony Curtis will celebrate the life and legacy of the legendary actor with a donation of his artwork to Palm Eastern Mortuary, 7600 S Eastern Ave, where he was laid to rest in 2010. The acrylic on canvas painting, "Crescent Bouquet," painted circa 1993, will be unveiled in the lobby of Palm Eastern Mortuary on June 3 at 10 a.m., on what would have been the late actor's 89th birthday.

 

"We want to share Tony's painting with others. Hopefully the peace depicted in ‘Crescent Bouquet' can help other families through the trying times brought on by a loved one's passing," said Jill Curtis-Weber.

 

The film icon spent his final years in the Las Vegas Valley, where he and his wife founded Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary to rescue abused, neglected, unwanted, and slaughter-bound horses. Curtis also created the Emanuel Foundation of New York, part of an international tribute committee for Hungarian Holocaust victims, in honor of his late father, who immigrated to New York from Hungary.

 

Curtis developed a passion for painting in the 1980s and took it up as a second career in his later years. In 2007, his painting "The Red Table" was on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

 

The actor, whose Hollywood career spanned six decades, acted in more than 100 films covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama. His most notable roles include, "Sweet Smell of Success," "The Defiant Ones," "Some Like It Hot," "Operation Petticoat," and "Spartacus."

 

"We're appreciative of the generosity of the Estate of Tony Curtis, Jill Curtis-Weber and Todd Weber in allowing us to display this beautiful piece painted by Tony Curtis," said Glenn Abercrombie, general manager, Palm Eastern Mortuary. "He is an American icon and his legacy will live on forever."

 

"Crescent Bouquet" will be on display in the lobby of Palm Eastern Mortuary, beginning June 3. For more information on Palm Eastern Mortuary, visit www.palmeastern.com or call (702) 464-8500.

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