Michelle Phillips, the vocalist behind the Mamas & the Papas, songwriter, actress, and model is auctioning her original “California Girl” memorabilia and her videotaped hand drawn group image through ViciNFT through June 29. In support of charity, funds go to The Painted Turtle, which offers its flagship Camp for Kids with serious medical conditions.
The video of the original drawing, the digital drawing will be included in the NFT and the original will be presented to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There are 10 identical NFTs each for a minimum price of $10,000 dollars. For concierge bidding for those who buy via US Dollars and credit cards contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Auction includes an NFT with a private dinner with Michelle Phillips and friends.
Each successful initial bidder receives an invitation to have dinner at PASTINA in Westwood California, with Michelle Phillips and her friends at her favorite restaurant on September 21, 2021. Winning bidders can each bring one guest. Also attending will be CEO of The Painted Turtle and the Director of Development. Dinner will be hosted and attended by the members of ViciNFT.
Regarding the auction, Michelle Phillips said: “I am delighted to be able to help so many children through these auctions.” She added regarding the dinner with “Michelle Phillips & Friends,” “I am hoping Lou Adler and several of my other friends will join the special dinner that will be held for the winning bidders on September 2021 at my favorite Italian restaurant PASTINA in Westwood California”
Bill Gladstone, Partner in ViciNFT Corporation, said: “Michelle represents the essence of the California musical and cultural transformation of the 1960s which has impacted the world for more than fifty years.” He added, “These NFTs will increase in value as icons of this era.”
While working as a model in San Francisco, Michelle met and married John Phillips in 1962 and went on to co-found the vocal group the Mamas and the Papas in 1965. The band rose to fame with their popular singles "California Dreamin'" and "Creeque Alley", both of which she co-wrote. Her original “California Girl” memorabilia is digitized in a digital collectible, including her original signature and a fabulous hand drawn portrait of the Mamas and the Papas. The NFT also includes a video of the making of the drawing and signature, along with a dedicated message to the winning bidder.
The Painted Turtle began as a dream in 1999 when Paul Newman and Page Adler, along with a group of other dedicated individuals, co-founded The Painted Turtle to let kids with medical conditions just be kids. Through the ongoing commitment of these individuals, many of whom sit on our board today, the dream of The Painted Turtle became a reality.
Lou Adler legendary music producer: “Michelle Phillips' beauty and attitude was and is the image of the original "California Girl" and the harmony she has brought to the world through her involvement in music is matched only by the kindness she has shown for those in need.”
Adler added: “Fortunately, The Painted Turtle is one of the recipients of that kindness. Michelle Phillips’ NFT which includes a whimsical drawing of the Mamas & Papas will be a priceless treasure for the winning bidder. The Painted Turtle is grateful that they will receive 25% of the winning bid that will allow them to continue to provide life changing camp experiences to children with serious medical conditions. On behalf of those children, thank you Michelle. And thank you to the auction bidders.”
Adler signed the Mamas & the Papas to Dunhill, producing six top-five hits for the group, including "California Dreamin’" and " Monday, Monday."
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ABOUT THE PAINTED TURTLE
The Painted Turtle’s mission is to provide a year-round, life-changing and authentic camp experience for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. The Painted Turtle supports children’s medical needs, inspires them to reach beyond their illness, and provides care, education, and respite for their families. All campers and families attend free of charge.
ABOUT VICINFT CORPORATION
ViciNFT Corporation designs, builds and manages digital assets and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for enterprises and creators. The company’s works are carbon neutral, and include a mandatory charity component equal to 25% of auction proceeds, making “NFTs for the common good.” The company is led by Partner and Co-Founder, Bill Gladstone.