Going once. Going twice. Sold!
The action raised close to $140,000 for the entertainment industry non-profit.
Other big sellers included a monkey music box from “The Phantom of the Opera ($31,500), Celeste Holm’s Golden Globe for her work in 1947’s “Gentleman’s Agreement” ($21,160), a dress donated by Dolly Parton ($20,160), Hugh Jackman’s leather Wolverine jacket ($15,120) and boots, jeans and a t-shirt worn by Bruce Springsteen ($15,120). “Hamilton” boots used by Lin-Manuel Miranda went for $9,450.
Ahead of the auction, Baranski told Variety, “People just had to go into their closet or into a drawer and pick something out to donate. Everyone has been so generous.”
The auction was conducted by Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers. Chalamet’s Styles costume was donated by “Saturday Night Live” boss Lorne Michaels, who also contributed the Alexander McQueen suit that RuPaul wore during his opening monologue when he hosted the show last year.
An original 1950 costume drawing by Edith Head for Bette Davis in “All About Eve sold for $9,450. Stephen Sondheim’s autographed musical manuscript for “Broadway Baby” from “Follies” garnered $8,190.
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.
“The Actors Fund helps a huge community, not just actors,” Baranski said. “It’s singers, dancers, opera singers, musicians, the people backstage, stagehands, seamstresses. All these people have been in crisis for over a year.”