Mouse to auction Miramax leftovers
First the Walt Disney Co. agreed to clean out the Miramax movie pipeline as part of Bob and Harvey Weinstein’s exit pact with the studio. Now, as part of the same deal, the Mouse House will clean out the Miramax closets for charity.
An online auction beginning Friday will make available thousands of props and wardrobe items from Miramax’s Weinstein era via Web sites eBay.com and Premiereprops.com.
Move also will help launch the Weinsteins’ new charitable org, created to honor their father, Max Weinstein, called the Max Family Foundation.
Disney and the Weinsteins would not comment.
Max Family will split the proceeds from the upcoming auction with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, under the advisement of Disney.
Up for grabs will be the dress Renee Zellweger wore in “Chicago’s” “All That Jazz” number; a getup Madonna donned while delivering a singing telegram in “Blue in the Face”; and “Halloween” killer Michael Myers’ mask from “Halloween H20.”
Also on the block will be odds and ends from pics including “Shakespeare in Love,” “The Cider House Rules,” “Spy Kids,” “Frida” and “Chocolat.”
Harvey Weinstein said the Max Family Foundation will be donating this auction’s proceeds to the Assn. of Hole in the Wall Camps and the Robin Hood Foundation.
Disney’s Miramax label and the Weinsteins’ new banner, the Weinstein Co., are distribution partners on a number of upcoming pics, including “Scary Movie 4” and “Breaking and Entering.”