STAGE & SCREEN AUCTION WITHOUT PRECEDENT ANNOUNCED. JACKMAN’S WOLVERINE JACKET, SPRINGSTEEN’S BOOTS, CHER’S COAT AND MORE
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
THE ACTORS FUND
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
DOYLE AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISERS
PRESENT AN AUCTION EVENT WITHOUT PRECEDENT
THE ACTORS FUND
“STAGE & SCREEN”
FEATURING ONE-OF-A-KIND MEMORABILIA AND WARDROBE
FROM THE VAST HISTORY OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
INCLUDING THEATER, HOLLYWOOD, OPERA, AND DANCE
LIVE ONLINE AUCTION TO TAKE PLACE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2021 AT 10:00 AM ET
NEW HIGHLIGHTS WILL BE REVEALED EACH WEEK LEADING UP TO THE EVENT
CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
HUGH JACKMAN’S WOLVERINE JACKET
ICONIC GLASSES FROM ELTON JOHN
A DRESS FROM DOLLY PARTON
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S BOOTS, JEANS AND T-SHIRT
CHER’S COAT AND SHOES
AND MUCH MORE!
New York, NY (March 31, 2021) – The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, and Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers are pleased to partner with Christine Baranski on an auction event without precedent: “Stage & Screen.” Featuring a diverse array of memorabilia from the performing arts including Theater, Hollywood, Opera, and Dance, lots include original drawings, scenic and costume designs, photographs, meaningful wardrobe and one-of-a-kind memorabilia. Collectors and fans around the world are invited to participate digitally in this landmark live auction event on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 beginning at 10:00 AM ET. New highlights will be revealed each week leading up to the event.
The current selection of items can be viewed by visiting https://doyle.com/auctions/21th01-theater-art-memorabilia/stage-screen. The interactive auction catalogue will be published online at Doyle.com on Thursday, April 15.
While a portion of proceeds from every item sold as part of “Stage & Screen” will benefit The Actors Fund, Ms. Baranski is curating a collection of donated lots for which 100% of the hammer price goes entirely to the organization. She also personally donated three gowns that she wore for appearances at the Golden Globe Awards, Emmy Awards and Kennedy Center Honors.
“Talk about Spring Cleaning! I asked my friends and colleagues of stage and screen to lend support to this meaningful auction and the response has been extraordinary,” said Ms. Baranski. “Our colleagues in the performing arts need our support during this incredibly difficult time of crisis. The Actors Fund has provided a much-needed lifeline to our industry, and their work is nothing short of miraculous. I know I’m excited to see what Dolly Parton, Cher, Julie Andrews, Bruce Springsteen and over 20+ incredible stage and screen legends are pulling out of their closet! Let’s support The Actors Fund in what I know will be a fun, hopeful and nostalgic event!”
Joseph Benincasa, President and CEO of The Actors Fund, said, “We are so grateful for Doyle and especially to our good friend Christine Baranski for creating this extraordinarily fun way to fundraise. Our job is to support the people who work in performing arts and entertainment. This is a really beautiful example of how this marvelous community continues to find creative, new ways to return the favor.”
Highlights from the auction will be:
- Celeste Holm’s Golden Globe awarded in 1947 for Gentlemen’s Agreement
- Golden Age Hollywood and Theatre Memorabilia from the Celeste Holm Collection
- The Estate of Thomas P. Lacy featuring classic Broadway costume & set designs
- A Wolverine jacket from Hugh Jackman’s closet
- Boots, jeans and t-shirt from Bruce Springsteen
- Black sequin gown made by David Dalrymple. Worn at Hulaween 2014 and ITV special “It’s The Girls” in the UK from Bette Midler
- Banjo signed by Steve Martin
- Iconic glasses from Elton John
- Bob Mackie dresses from Carol Burnett
- Dolce & Gabbana dress worn by Glenn Close on the red carpet of the opening night of Sunset Boulevard 2/9/17
- Leather Suit that Alan Cumming wore to the Tony Awards when he won the Best Actor in a Musical in 1998 for Cabaret
- A collection of signed books from Julie Andrews
- Oscar de la Renta gown worn by Renée Fleming to sing at the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II in 2012 on the balcony of Buckingham Palace (with Alfie Boe).
- A limited edition leather bound copy of the screenplay of Downton Abbey (the first film) signed by Director, writer, producer and cast. There are only 30 of these in existence. Courtesy of Carnival Films.
- Screen worn leather jackets from “The Good Wife”
- Dress worn by Tina Fey to the 2013 Emmy Awards where she won for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for 30 Rock
Since March 18, 2020, The Actors Fund has provided more than $20 million in emergency financial assistance to more than 15,800 people who work in performing arts and entertainment. With shutdowns on Broadway and in film and television, theater, concerts, dance, music and many other areas of entertainment, the need is great and growing. This emergency financial assistance is helping the most vulnerable and those in financial crisis to cover basic living expenses, such as food, essential medications, utilities and more.
All proceeds from viewer donations will go directly to The Actors Fund, helping to support programs that foster stability and resiliency and serve as a safety net to everyone in performing arts and entertainment.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services.