Today In Gaming The Red Carpet: The Getty Images Purse From The Emmys
How do you ensure that your red carpet walk gets covered, even if you're not a household name? Get the photo wire service's name printed on your bag.
Comedian Emily Heller, at the Emmys thanks to being nominated for writing on HBO's Barry, unveiled her master plan last night. She'd apparently ordered a Getty Images-branded bag, and prominently displayed it for the waiting photogs.
She proudly took to Twitter to show off her handiwork, keeping the Getty Images-branded watermark from photos that haven't been paid for right out front.
There were multiple steps to make this diabolical magic happen. She had to order the bag, and keep it under wraps until the big day.
Do u have any idea how hard it was to not post this bag online before today— Emily Heller (@MrEmilyHeller) September 17, 2018
She also had to show up early, to make sure the photographers weren't overwhelmed with taking photos of the nominated actors and actresses. What's a photographer to do during the early arrivals, but take photos of a Getty Images purse?
I needed to make sure they took pictures of my purse— Emily Heller (@MrEmilyHeller) September 17, 2018
Heller managed to get the purse in photos taken by three different Getty Images photographers, including multiple close-ups.
At LAist, we proudly use Getty Images regularly throughout our site, so hopefully they don't get mad at us for writing about this. (You can take a joke, right, Getty friends?)
If you want to see more of Heller's work, she's written on Barry, People of Earth, Crowded, and Surviving Jack. She's also had roles on shows including BoJack Horseman, Adam Ruins Everything, and more.
And don't worry, Heller's taking time to enjoy the moment and live her best life, including accepting offers of free snacks on Twitter. There's only one day that's even come close for her:
Sorry for the barrage of retweets, guys. This is just the best day of my life (at least since I was in the background of a Sarah Palin segment on Extra) pic.twitter.com/DYLQvQRQ0d— Emily Heller (@MrEmilyHeller) September 18, 2018
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