IVORY PEARL MUSIC
Ivory Pearl Music is an Entertainment Corporation (Music Production and Music Publishing) owned by Gretchen Anne. Eric Rackin was my partner and collaborator therefore his brilliant songwriting talents fell into place with my creative ideas...we worked well together regarding songwriting and music. We also combined our ideas with creative writing (film scripts, stories, poetry, and more). Eric left us on October of 2007 and is missed by many people, both family and friends. I became the Legal Manager making all decisions and am also the Executrix of his Will owning Ivory Pearl Music, the company I created. His two children will never be denied owning a 25% each share of our music and writing. I will continue to work on our projects and music.
Best known for writing the lyrics and music of a song titled SHOW ME HEAVEN, Eric won a GOLD selling over 5 million. His co-writers are Maria McKee and Jay Rifkin. Hans Zimmer was inspirational in contributing this song toward a film named "DAYS OF THUNDER" starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. They actually had the song performed at their wedding, something Eric did not stop talking about. Things are quite different now because both actors have different lives however are seemingly content and supportive of each other and the children involved.
Back to "Show Me Heaven," the song written by Eric Rackin. Since then MANY vocalists (example: Maria McKee, Jessica Andrews, Carrie Underwood) have recorded the song. More info can be found by "searching" song title and song writers. Eric also has a catalogue of many other songs which he composed~anyone who knows him is aware that it multiplies into the hundreds. The more time we spent together the more we worked together. Most of the time, we were on the same "wave length" which means that our "simpatico" with music and lyrics were to the extreme. In a very short time we "composed" a few and a few of my favorites can be heard by clicking the Reverbnation link on bottom right.
First and foremost I am an actor, singer, performer, model, published writer, author and poet (winning a few awards). I also enjoy photography as a hobby and can get very creative with the final design and outcome of my photos. One photo I shot is shown in the Photography Publication by the name of "IMPRESSIONS OF YESTERDAY, by Quinn Bryan (The International Library Of Photography, page 89) a photo of a mixed breed cat "candid" and "simple."
I have also been photographed by some of the top photographers when modeling was top priority. These people include Milton Greene, J. Frederick Smith, Bill Stone, among others well known in the field. Click Upper Left Tabs to Read More.
I produce and direct charity benefits along with fundraising (therefore any interview with any Fund Raising Organization for the benefit of helping others in need is very important to me). I was hired by the "Leukemia Society of America" to produce, coordinate, direct and hire celebrities, doctors, donors and hospital staff. Held at the Sheraton Hotel in NYC this Radiothon required approximately six months to a year to happily organize. Kevin McCarthy was the host-known among many as a writer, actor, humanitarian and relative to many people who were well known and somewhat famous in the industry. Robert Lansing was the co-host who I found and brought to the attention of the "society" and well known as an excellent actor. Read more on my BIO page. I will forever be grateful to Marvin Hamlisch for bringing in most of the "celebrity" money, at the end of the production and within three minutes brought in an extra $28,000. He became a friend after the show and may he rest in peace. He will always be remembered in the industry as being a writer for music score, music writing and music pianist. He is respected and is one man that is considered one of the greatest. The group of wonderful people for this "live" 24 hour broadcast, in the audience, stood up for quite a while, showing their gratitude at the finale of the show--connected to WOR Radio. Many children and people pass away from this horrific disease, however, much progress has been made through research with this particular type of cancer, which is "cancer of the blood." I got very attached to many of the children and their families.
Added Recent Information: Richard O. Ullman, my brother passed away from cancer not too long ago and as all families and friends who have lost someone they love we are all devastated and he is missed by so many people. One of his legacies is donating $5 million dollars to "THE NATIONAL MUSEUM of the AMERICAN INDIAN." Ted Turner also donated the same amount of $5 million. Both Richard and Ted Turner are honored with a Bronze Plack which hangs on the wall at the museum. I also helped a bit with this Smithsonian Museum, and the feeling of giving is phenomenal. I will try to continue to fulfill some of his dreams as much as I can--Richard holds a success story beyond belief and we are so very proud of him. Any support is very much appreciated, although another choice of mine for donation is the "Cancer Society" because of my father, also, passing away from the disease. My heart is with VDAY.com, and the girls and women who are victims of this horrific torture--please use search for info-this is how difficult it is to describe what happens to them from across the world. I was introduced to this society by Peter Buffett and his Foundation. Search Peter Buffett and his wife for the wonderful work they are doing for their own foundation. My heart and soul will continue to be with my brother, forever, and the memories I carry with me will never be forgotten.
Gretchen Anne Interests
To read more about my ventures and accomplishments CLICK TABS on the UPPER LEFT. Next "tab" would be my BIO which is quite thorough concerning my life and also includes my work history. This part of my Website, in my own opinion is the most personal and most explanatory. Next on the "tabs" is BOOK PRESS RELEASE which is a synopsis of the "Relationship Book" which concerns keeping a couples "love" exciting with brief statements. Advice is given to couples that would like to receive some personal tips. Most interesting to some readers would be ACTING RESUME TAB. Viewers love photos and you will see a Slide Show of PHOTOS from "THEN and NOW."
There is also a contact page on the site so feel free to write or send an email. I appreciate and thank anyone who takes the time to read all.
Please contact me at the above number which is 1.862.200.5400 if interested in business ventures. I can also be sent an e-mail at ~ GretchenAnne@IvoryPearlMusic.com ~ There are many options available, as most Executives in Music in the Entertainment Industry would know. For example--singer/vocalist interested in recording our songs as a hit record, a theme song for film production and even a celebrity vocalist promoting our "song writings" in film, TV production, commercials and also product marketing. As far as "SHOW ME HEAVEN" or any other song we own please contact me directly by e-mail or phone. THANK YOU ~