So it was about 28 months ago that the film’s Facebook page got a message from a woman named Heather Storm. The page getting a message isn’t all that unusual. People want to be in the film, are excited about the project, etc. etc.
Hi! It’s Heather from Art of the Pin-Up Girl – a musical romp through the history of American pin-up.
Tell me about your movie!! (smile emoticon)
We started talking, expressing mutual admiration for each other’s projects. Very quickly, she wrote
Do you need music? … We are trying to get exposure for our music. And it might be a good fit for what you are doing?
When all is said and done, Heather ended up sharing THREE songs with us. One is called Pin Up Bunnies: NYC 2012 which is used in the first act of the film when we meet Mitzi Valenzuela, Rockwell De Vil and the other ladies who attend the pin up beauty academy (that’s a premium on Kickstarter, you know – the actual beauty academy held for you and 9 of your friends).
The song Welcome to the Jungle (The Fabulous Bettie Page) is used during a segment with the BlueStocking Burl-Qs, the Fort Collins-based burlesque troop featured in the film.
And we use Pin Up Girl (Instrumental) during a section as the final preps are going down for two of the key elements in the film: the 1940s White Christmas Ball pin up contest, and the photo shoot for a new model at Mitzi’s studio.
Heather never asked us for any money. She was just being a good human being and offered to help the project OUT OF THE BLUE. That doesn’t mean she shouldn’t be treated fairly. Sure, she retains the rights to her musical and can earn residuals off of performances. But just like the other artists in the film, she should also be paid for her creative work. It’s just good karma and all.