Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Brokeback costumes up for auction

From Variety -- The Children's Charity of Southern California:

Collectors of movie memorabilia now have the opportunity, starting today, to own two of the shirts so memorably worn by the Academy Award-nominated stars of this year's biggest hit Best Picture Academy Award nominee, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. This 10-day charity auction benefiting Variety -- The Children's Charity of Southern California will launch on Friday, February 10 at 5pm (PST). The auction will end at 5pm (PST) on Monday, February 20.

These are the men's shirts, originally selected by BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN costume designer Marit Allen and director Ang Lee, that have become iconic pieces of film history in the most Academy Award-nominated film of the year. The 2 (two) shirts are worn early in the film by Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal), in the portion of the story set in 1963, and then are seen again as the epic love story nears closure many years later.

Auction site: www.ebay.com/varietyskids

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