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Broadway Wall of Fame…the Unveiling

September 15, 2009
Dale Badway, Jim Warren and John Stamos with cameras rolling!

Dale Badway(Producer), Jim Warren and John Stamos with the cameras flashing!

The story here is I drove down to the the restaurant, Dopo Teatro which is one block from Times Square, with the owners of the Long Island Wyland Gallery.  There was a red carpet with Paparazzi hanging out early to get a good spot, fighting with each other…literally (one was kicked out by John Stamos’s body guard). Over 200 hundred people filled the restaurant including many day time soap stars and the whole cast of “Bye Bye Birdie” (and even the hair dresser for 17 years of the late Joey Ramone).

When John arrived the  video that Mike Love made backstage in Tampa(see my previous blog) was  played as a tribute to John congratulating him as the first on what is now known as “The Jim Warren Fame Wall”.  Not a person to be one-upped, Mike mentioned that The Beach Boys are right behind John for the Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary tribute on the Fame Wall Los Angeles!

When we finally did the unveiling around 11:30 at night, the camera lights were flashing like crazy. John Stamos gave a double-take at my painting and simply said “I want to take this home with me.”

John’s tribute portrait is now hanging  on the specially prepared wall as the first on this New York Fame Wall with room for many new paintings…the next inductee to be announced soon.

FAME WALL - JOHN STAMOS showing painting

Dale Badway, John Stamos and Jim

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Linda permalink
    September 15, 2009 7:47 pm

    Great picture but he is (in my opinion) the most beautiful man on God’s green earth. That is just an opinion

  2. kathy hawley a fan permalink
    September 24, 2009 5:32 pm

    Jim, Love your writing. And where do I find a link to see your self portrait. Also, have you ever painted Sherry K?


    • sherrymk permalink
      September 24, 2009 6:25 pm

      Hi Kathy!

      Jim hasn’t painted me yet but I’ll pass on the suggestion! And you can find Self Portrait by using the index on Jim’s site and going to the “s”’s there!



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