Globe Photos Resurrected As Fine Art Offering

Posted on 7/5/2018 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

From the 1940s through the 80s and 90s Globe Photos, Inc. was widely regarded by newspapers and magazines as a leading source for celebrity images. As other competitors entered the market Globe’s popularity faded, but they still have photographers covering red carpet events on a daily basis in Hollywood and New York.

In recent years Globe Photos was one of 12 archives acquired by Capital Art, Inc., the world’s largest pop culture and image licensing company with more than 15 million images of every movie and entertainment celebrity of the 20th century. As of  Friday, June 29 Capital Arts has changed its name to Globe Photos. The company’s stock is now traded on the Nasdaq with the trading symbol of GBPT.

Globe Photos is also launching Celebrity Vault Gallery a turn-key photographic art business opportunity for fine art galleries, interior decorators, home furnishing stores and other retailers.

The Celebrity Vault Gallery can be operated either as a free-standing location or a store-within-a-store concept for existing galleries and retail establishments. The concept includes electronic kiosks where shoppers can search the entire vault of images and order online, as well as take advantage of in-store print-on-demand, personalization and framing options.

Gallery walls may display dozens of iconic images from Globe Photos' vast pop culture image library. The press release says that celebrity signings, auctions and charity events can be arranged independently or in partnership with Globe Photos. However, since most of the celebrities are dead, signings may be difficult to arrange.

For as little as $25,000 in setup and inventory costs, entrepreneurial gallery owners and retailers can offer their customers the world of iconic pop culture photography and instantly create a new profit center within their existing location.

However, Celebrity Vault will be competing against well established online services like FineArtAmerica,, AllPosters, Cafepress and Zazzle. It may be difficult for any physical location to convince people to shop in a store rather than online.

The collection includes the work of over 3,500 photographers from every corner of the world. In addition to the Globe Photos archive the collection incorporates several other valuable archives, including the Harris & Ewing Historical Archive, The Frank Worth Archive, The Movie Star News Collection, Jill Gibson Archive, Camera Press and Photo Trends, among others.

CEO Stuart Scheinman says, "The introduction of Celebrity Vault represents the culmination of a multi-year campaign by Globe Photos to assemble an unmatched collection of millions of iconic pop culture images, and advance the history of pop culture through iconic imagery and memorabilia.”

"At a Celebrity Vault Gallery, everyone can experience firsthand the beauty and magic captured in our premium artwork and collectibles, which feature iconic personalities and unforgettable moments from the worlds of entertainment, sports, history and politics," Scheinman continued.

For more information about the Celebrity Vault Gallery opportunity, contact Globe Photos at (702) 722-6113 or email vasb@tyborcubgbf.pbz

For an interview with Stuart Scheinman see here.

Copyright © 2018 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to:  


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