MOUNT KISCO, N.Y., Jan. 16, 2006 — Hot on the heels of his current “Music and Passion” tour in Las Vegas, Barry Manilow now also stars in his first-ever flip book – available only at the Manilow store at the Las Vegas Hilton. With a simple flip-of-a-thumb, the flip books play an entertaining full-motion clip of Barry Manilow performing one of his trademark moves on stage during his “Manilow: Music and Passion” show.
Originally invented in 1882 and recognized as one of the earliest forms of interactive multimedia, flip books create the optical illusion of motion when images – stacked in sequential stages of movement – are flipped. Produced by Flippies, a New York-based manufacturer, the flip books feature a clip of Barry Manilow showing off his famous moves on one side, and simulate Barry Manilow’s autograph being signed on the other. “In this age of high-tech interactive multimedia, the simplicity of flip books is not only refreshing, but its illusion is even more captivating than ever,” said Jeffrey Kay, President of Flippies. “Creative merchandisers like STILETTO Entertainment are, once again, beginning to add flip books into the mix as consumers rediscover the medium as a fun and affordable novelty item.”
“The Manilow store strives to provide fans with a fun interactive experience, and that’s precisely what flip books deliver,” said Christopher Walters from STILETTO Entertainment. “The flip books provide fans visiting the Manilow store with a unique novelty keepsake at an affordable price.”
Companies or individuals interested in creating their own custom flip books can visit Flippies online at http://www.flippies.com for more information.