Vegas Celebrity Booking Service
A Division Of Raper Enterprises, Inc.
Since 1976 the firm has become the world’s most successful supplier of Stars, Celebrities and Attractions for Personal Appearances. The firm represents the event producer or buyer. Mr. Raper’s primary goal is to save money for event producers by negotiating the best deal possible with the celebrities & attractions.
In 1976 H. Leon Raper founded Raper Enterprises Agency – a Talent Agency. The agency was very successful and thrived for many years in Beverly Hills California. The agency was franchised by all the entertainment guilds and unions such as SAG (Film), AFTRA (TV), AEA (Theatre), AFM (Music), DGA (Directors), WGA (Writers) and AGVA (Variety Artists). The agency specialized in Soap Stars. At one time agency represented more soap stars than most other Talent Agency in the business. Personal appearances for soap stars very quickly became a big part of the business. As time went on the agency started handling personal appearances bookings for many soap stars that were not exclusive clients of the agency. As the agency grew and became well known throughout the U.S. and Canada, the agency started receiving requests for all kinds of attractions – in addition to television stars and celebrities. As a result the agency over the years has built up a computer database of thousands of stars, celebrities and all kinds of attractions.
During his stint as a Talent Agent in Beverly Hills, Mr. Raper enjoyed the Celebrity booking part of the business more than handling exclusive clients for Film and TV. So, in 1986 Mr. Raper closed Raper Enterprises Agency in Beverly Hills California and reformed the business in Arizona as Raper Enterprises, Inc. The Vegas Celebrity Booking Service division performs Talent Coordination services for special event producers.
Mr. Raper developed all the necessary Celebrity contacts and negotiating expertise during his many years in the Film & TV business. He knows a great many of the Stars and Celebrities personally, having met them on the Film or TV set, Hollywood parties, or at entertainment business functions. Most of his contacts are directly with the Stars & Celebrities or a representative of their choosing. Mr Raper also understands the entertainment business from being a performer himself. In his earlier years, he was a professional musician. Also, as a dancer, he danced in over 400 swing dance competitions including one World Championship competition at the Palladium in Hollywood California.
Mr. Raper had a tremendous advantage when developing the Celebrity Talent Coordination business since he was also a computer programmer. From this capability he was able to write all the original Celebrity computer database programs that allowed instant access to quotes and general information pertaining to Stars, Celebrities and other attractions.