Stages and screens auction raises over $ 138,000 for Actors fund
Stage and screen, the April 28 auction hosted by Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers featuring memorabilia from the worlds of theater, film, television, opera and dance, raised a total of $ 138,625 for The Actors Fund, plus Doyle’s 10% profit from the remainder of the sale.
With a competitive international bidding process, the total sale totaled $ 615,573.
While a portion of the proceeds from each item went to The Actors Fund, Tony and Emmy winner Christine Baranski organized a collection of donated lots – including three of her own dresses – for which 100% of the hammer price went entirely to the organization.
Watch Christine Baranski name dozens of glamorous actresses (for a good cause)
A selection of highlights from the auction:
- The Phantom of the Opera monkey prop sold for $ 31,500 (includes buyer’s premium)
- Celeste Holm’s Golden Globe awarded in 1947 for Gentleman Agreement sold for $ 20160 (includes buyer’s premium)
- Custom Dolly Parton dress sold for $ 18,900 (includes buyer’s premium)
- Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine jacket sold for $ 15,120 (includes buyer’s premium)
- Bruce Springsteen boots, jeans and t-shirt sold for $ 15,120 (including buyer’s premium)
- Hamilton boots sold for $ 9450 (including buyer’s premium)
Joseph Benincasa, President and CEO of The Actors Fund, said: âWe are so grateful to Doyle and especially to our good friend Christine Baranski for creating this extremely fun way to raise funds. Our job is to support people who work in the performing arts and entertainment. It’s a great example of how this wonderful community continues to find new, creative ways to reciprocate. “
As of March 18, 2020, The Actors Fund has provided more than $ 20 million in emergency financial assistance to more than 15,800 people working in the performing arts and entertainment.