Friday, November 25, 2005

Charity auction of Philadelphia Story program

Haven't had an eBay roundup lately. The most notable item is this Philadelphia Story program signed by the entire cast and hand-delivered by Ms Ehle to Broadway Cares, the AIDS charity that is holding the auction.

Printed on expensive heavy paper stock, it's as elegant as the play's Philadelphia mainline setting and features scholarly articles on Barry, the tabloid press of the 1930s, and detailed accounts of all of the Old Vic's 2004-2005 Season. Jennifer Ehle took on the patrician Tracy Lord and received rave reviews for her brave and daring portrayal -- no small feat considering Katherine Hepburn's iconic rendering of this character in the play's original Broadway run and subsequent 1940 film adaptation...Ms. Ehle, a longtime friend and supporter of BC/EFA since her Tony-Award-winning turn in THE REAL THING, personally hand delivered this rare theatrical keepsake from "across-the-pond" specifically for auction here.

Can't afford the USD $127+ pricetag but still want to contribute? You can donate by credit card through the Broadway Cares site, which explains the difference a single dollar can make. If you want more than positive karma, have a look at their other auctions too.

Other eBay items include:
  • The Tempest CD audio recording.
  • Pride and Prejudice keyring with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle.
    Add it to your bunch of keys, attach it to your bag, or use it as body jewellery - whichever you choose, you'll be the envy of your mates!

  • Jane Austen's World, featuring photos from the Pride and Prejudice mini and other Austen adaptations as well.
  • Telegraph magazine with a 3-page interview, from April 2005.
  • Culture magazine with a 1.5-page interview, from Setember 2002.
  • Empire magazine with full-page photo and profile, from November 1997.
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