Lights, Cameras, Wills

People who have never been able to be a movie star in their lifetime can now become one after their death with a videotaped will. For $350, Royal Color Portraits Inc. of Massapequa and Albany, N. Y., will record up to 15 minutes of an individual's reciting his or her last will and testament. The tape can then be played back after the person has died. The service, called Posterity Pix, includes a scriptwriter and makeup.

Posterity Pix was launched in 1980 by Kirsten Alpren, 26, a 1976 Miss Denmark, who took business administration courses at U.C.L.A. Says she: "I thought that...

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