While most non-animated movies steer clear of merchandizing, the studios behind Memoirs of a Geisha (Columbia, DreamWorks and Spyglass Entertainment) have planned nearly 100 products to accompany the film, which opened in the U.S. last month. Those apprehensive about Geisha trucker hats or beer coasters will be pleasantly surprised by the tastefulness of the range, howeverparticipating companies are decidedly upscale.
D.L. & CO. This Los Angeles-based apothecary (dlcompany.com) researched body powders used by real geishas to create new pear and rose scents for its series of luxury candles.
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