The following entries really helped me and I THANK YOU, sincerely for your knowledge:
"Changing Header Image and Related How-tos" by: av8rmike,
"How To Change Background Images (css)" by: nimoloth, and
"Color of Text, Change Text, & Separator Bar by: raginglunatic.
Thank you all.
To nimoloth: I did have a slight problem, and that is figuring out how large to make the background image so that the film strip in my layout is visible on both the right and left of the content if the image is centered, (seen here.) Any thoughts?