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Charity Auction Gets Romantic with 1920s Items from Midnight in Paris

ParisFranceFellow Lost Generation romantics, get ready to bid in style.  The SAG Awards Auction—benefiting the non-profit Screen Actors Guild Foundation— just added three packages with high-falutin' 1920s props from Woody Allen's celebrated film, Midnight In Paris.  Pour a Tom Collins, picture F. Scott Fitzgerald on your right and Pablo Picasso on your left, and transport yourself to the City of Light with...

Package 1 - Gil’s Manuscript (played by Owen Wilson) and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec replicated sketches
The manuscript is one of a few copies, made for the film and used by Owen Wilson.  It contains printed pages of Gil’s novel, as read from the film. 
The Lautrec sketches are a series of 3 prints, in succession;  replicated by Lilith Bekmezian, who was on the crew as the Art Department Illustrator.  Items come with Certificate of Authenticity.

Package 2 - Adriana's 1920’s style cigarette holder (played by Marion Cotillard), a Party Goer's 1920’s style cigarette holder and an authentic 1920’s newspaper
'Hero', as we call it in the film and entertainment industry; This piece is very special and one-of-a-kind.  This is 'the' cigarette holder Adriana (Marion Cotillard) uses throughout the movie.  The second piece is an extra's prop that was used in multiple scenes throughout the movie.  Both 1920’s style cigarette holders are reproductions, and come from La Musée du fumeur (The Smoking Museum) in Paris.  The 1920's newspaper is authentic and came from a french source who specializes in old and rare publications. Items come with a Certificate of authenticity.

Package 3 - A set of the Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec replicated sketches by themselves

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Other Unique Items Include:

-An 18th Annual SAG Awards Poster Signed by Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, James Cromwell and Missi Pyle

- "The Descendants" ukulele autographed by the cast

- "J.Edgar" script signed by Leonardo DiCaprio

- An authentic pro-baseball, A's baseball cap and "Moneyball" poster signed by Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill

The auction ends Thursday, February 2nd, at 6pm PST.  The newly added items will be available for 6 additional days.  Be sure to bid on those items before Tuesday, February 7th at 6pm!  

The SAG Awards Auction benefits the SAG Foundation to help make possible the Foundation's public children's literacy programs: BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) and Storyline Online. The auction also supports Foundation programs providing emergency relief to SAG members in economic distress, video and audio preservation of the creative legacy of SAG members, scholarships for performers and their children, emergency funds for members with catastrophic illnesses and The Actor’s Center.

Learn more about the SAG Foundation at www.sagfoundation.org.

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