Local 706 - The Artisan

Summer 2016

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32 SECRETARY-TREASURER NEWS EXTENDED FAMILY NEWS LOOKS LAST LOOKS NEWS HEALTH AND WELFARE NEWS CREW CREW SHOTS CREDITS PHOTO CREDITS GUILD GUILD NEWS In Memoriam Stephen Elsbree (1939–2016) Never a conformist, journeyman hair stylist Stephen Elsbree was an inde- pendent spirit who rode a Harley and tackled life a little differently. He was a wonderful artist with hair and stood his ground with convic- tion when challenged by those who disagreed with his methods, but his off-kilter sense of humor and love of his work carried him to wonder- ful successes. Stephen was originally a salon owner and stylist, but his sister Cheri Ruff preceded him as a member of Local 706 and he joined in 1978. He directed his career along his own lines, and his credits included a diversity of productions. Stephen did many movies of the week (Switched at Birth, Police Story: Burnout, Final Jeopardy, Hanging by a Thread) and worked on some of the most iconic TV series (The Quest, The Love Boat, Code Name: Foxfi re and Without a Trace). Stephen, along with Cheri and Carl Bailey, were nomi- nated for an Emmy for the beautiful period hair styling circa 1937 on the series The Lot. Stephen retired in 2005. He and his wife Teresa Allen moved to Snohomish, Washington, to enjoy life, but unfortunately, he devel- oped prostate cancer. He valiantly fought the battle but succumbed on June 15, 2016. Stephen Elsbree is survived by his wife Teresa, his son Stephen A.K. Elsbree and his sister Cheri Ruff. Local 706 was not noti- fi ed of any services. Bright Addition Fionn Xander Lin Coleman was born to make-up artist Carleton Coleman and his wife Fang Lin Coleman on February 10, 2016. Bright Addition Double Blessing Brandon Bolton (Pink Contract make-up artist) and Ryan Bolton had been matched with a birth mother and had three months' notice of Derek's arrival. Derek Robert Bolton was born on January 1. He was the first baby born in the city of Orlando in 2016. The second night they had Derek at home, they received a phone call from another adoption agency they 'd been working with, saying that there was a baby boy in need of a home. Parker Nash Bolton was born five days later on January 6! The boys' adoptions were finalized in April. "We are so happy, lucky and blessed to have these won- derful boys! Derek is our ginger and Parker is the smaller guy with blonde hair!" Double Blessing EXTENDED F Virginia Kearns (1939–2016) When she fi rst applied to Local 706 for membership, journeyman hair stylist Gina Kearns wrote: "I feel that working with hair in this industry is the best way possible to fulfi ll the creativity that is possible in hair styling. It is truly reward- ing to know that one can create a modern-day style and also go as far back in history as one can recall. It is also rewarding to learn some- thing new every day you work." Gina began working at NBC and became a TV Tape member in 1975. She worked on many of the variety and game shows at NBC that were popular, and became a journeyman in 1977. She won two Primetime Emmys for her outstanding work on Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (with Hazel Catmull, Kathrine Gordon, Katherine Rees and Jennifer Bell) and also for Quantum Leap. Twice more she was nominated, for Star Trek: Voyager (and 14 other hair styl- ists) and the miniseries Amerika. Hill Street Blues, Full House, Quantum Leap and numerous movies of the week kept her career in full swing through- out the 1980s and '90s. Virginia Kearns was appointed to the Local 706 Executive Board and served on the Negotiations Committee as well. Gina retired in 2000. Gina had four children: daugh- ters Michelle, Nena, Jolene and Catherine, and a son, Patrick Kearns. Virginia Kearns passed away from cardiopulmonary failure and lung cancer on April 19, 2016. Local 706 was not notifi ed of any services.

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