Auction: STAGE AND SCREEN (Benefitting the Actors’ Fund)

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by Tony Frankel on April 3, 2021

in Concerts / Events,Theater-New York,Virtual

The Actors Fund, Doyle Auctioneers  & Appraisers and Christine Baranski are teaming up on an auction event without precedent: “Stage & Screen. Featuring a diverse array of memorabilia from the performing arts including Theater, Hollywood, Opera, and Dance, lots include original drawings, scenic and costume designs, photographs, meaningful wardrobe and one-of-a-kind memorabilia. Collectors and fans around the world are invited to participate digitally in this landmark live auction event on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 beginning at 10:00 AM ET. New highlights will be revealed each week leading up to the event.

Jo Mielziner French/American, 1901-1976 Set Design for "Uncle Vanya," Act I, 1930
C Estate of Thomas P. Lacy; Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

The current selection of items can be viewed by visiting Doyle. The interactive auction catalogue will be published online on Thursday, April 15. While a portion of proceeds from every item sold as part of the inaugural “Stage & Screen” will benefit The Actors Fund, Ms. Baranski is curating a collection of donated lots for which 100% of the hammer price goes entirely to the organization. She also personally donated three gowns.

The Sarah Siddons Society Award Presented to Celeste Holm, 1967.
C Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

“Talk about Spring Cleaning!” said Ms. Baranski. “Our colleagues in the performing arts need our support during this incredibly difficult time of crisis. The Actors Fund has provided a much-needed lifeline to our industry, and their work is nothing short of miraculous.”

Cecil Beaton, British, 1904-1980 Costume Design
for On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, 1970
C Estate of Thomas P. Lacy; Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Highlights from the auction will be:

  • Celeste Holm’s Golden Globe awarded in 1947 for Gentlemen’s Agreement
  • Golden Age Hollywood and Theatre Memorabilia from the Celeste Holm Collection
  • The Estate of Thomas P. Lacy featuring classic Broadway costume & set designs
  • Wolverine jacket from Hugh Jackman’s closet
  • Boots, jeans and t-shirt from Bruce Springsteen
  • Black sequin gown made by David Dalrymple. Worn at Hulaween 2014 and ITV special “It’s The Girls” in the UK from Bette Midler
  • Banjo signed by Steve Martin
  • Iconic glasses from Elton John
  • Bob Mackie dresses from Carol Burnett
  • Dolce & Gabbana dress worn by Glenn Close on the red carpet of the opening night of Sunset Boulevard 2/9/17
  • Leather Suit that Alan Cumming wore to the Tony Awards when he won the Best Actor in a Musical in 1998 for Cabaret
  • A collection of signed books from Julie Andrews
  • Oscar de la Renta gown worn by Renée Fleming to sing at the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II in 2012 on the balcony of Buckingham Palace (with Alfie Boe).
  • A limited edition leather bound copy of the screenplay of Downton Abbey (the first film) signed by Director, writer, producer and cast. There are only 30 of these in existence. Courtesy of Carnival Films.
  • Screen worn leather jackets from “The Good Wife”
  • Dress worn by Tina Fey to the 2013 Emmy Awards where she won for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for 30 Rock

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. With shutdowns on Broadway and in film and television, theater, concerts, dance, music and many other areas of entertainment, the need is great and growing. This emergency financial assistance is helping the most vulnerable and those in financial crisis to cover basic living expenses, such as food, essential medications, utilities and more.

All proceeds from viewer donations will go directly to The Actors Fund, helping to support programs that foster stability and resiliency and serve as a safety net to everyone in performing arts and entertainment.

cover photo:
Celeste Holm’s red morocco scrapbook for The King and I, 1952,
and Anna Christie, 1953. C Estimate: $400 – $600

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