The SAG Foundation was started in 1985 with the mission to assist, educate, and inspire actors. They contribute to such causes as BooksPAL, a volunteer program in which actors read aloud to elementary school children, Storyline Online to increase literacy and excitement about books via the Internet, and We The Children, a foundation that teaches children self-confidence through literacy by giving them the opportunity to write and illustrate their family story.
Currently, with the help of Clothes Off Our Back and lots of generous SAG contributors, we are running some fabulous auctions to benefit the SAG Foundation. For example, our sweet Lifetime Achievement Honoree, Betty White, signed and donated some personal memoribilia, including her book, Here We Go Again. Some of my favorite auctions are this special edition Crazy Heart photobook - signed by Bad Blake himself, Jeff Bridges, a visit to the set of E! News, dinner for four at Suzanne Goin's revered restaurant Lucques, and this huge bottle of the special Screen Actor's Guild Awards Cuvee by Dry Creek Vineyards.
Check out all our auctions and start bidding! Remember, auctions close on January 29, 2010 (staggered endings starting at 5pm PST). Good luck!
Lauren Velez of Dexter signs her bobblehead for auction. You can get this fantastic Dexter gift pack including bobbleheads, Seasons 1-3 DVD's and "blood" spattered coasters here.
Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne of Lucques and Tavern - Caterers of the SAG Awards with committee members Shelley Fabares, Scott Bakula, and Chair JoBeth Williams. You can win an awesome dinner for 4 at Lucques and an Autographed copy of Suzanne's James Beard Foundation award winning cookbook here.
There are scripts from some of your favorite shows autographed by the cast members. How about a the script of the Pilot episode of 30 Rock signed by Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan. Or sheet music or lyric sheets signed by the GLEE cast. Or the Pilot Episode of Modern Family script that is covered in autographs by the show's stars.
Anna Kendrick and George Clooney signed this luggage which is the same model that Anna's character used in Up in the Air. On top of being a fantastic piece of luggage, you get photo of Anna from the film signed by her. Plus George Clooney winked at me when he signed the luggage and that moment is captured in his signature on the suitcase. That's priceless. Get it here now.
Some more fun TV items. A swag package from Curb Your Enthusiasm including seasons 1-6 DVDs, a Curb tshirt, hat & sweatshirt. Do you total Trubie? Want to be bitten by Bill Compton? Get a this True Blood swag pack with a poster signed by Anna Paquin, Season 1 DVD set, a True Blood hat and Merlotte's tshirt. Law & Order: SVU package with includes a t-shirt and cap, a photo signed by nominee Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni and "Anchor" script signed by Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Tamara Tunie, Dann Florek and Ice T.
The SAG Committee: Paul Napier, Shelley Fabares, JoBeth Williams, Scott Bakula, and Daryl Anderson. And Paul Napier discussing the process of how we choose Life Achievement recipients.
Kim Wallace and Bill Smart of Dry Creek Vineyards showing off the SAG Awards Cuvée. And Kim showing off the gorgeous 6L bottle (only one in existence!) on the Red Carpet. Bid on it now.
There are so many other great items up for auction. How about 2 Autographed posters (here and here) from this year's Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture recipient Inglorious Basterds or 3 autographed posters from Nominee Nine. Or the gift bag that all the stars got at the official SAG Awards After Party. There are too many items to talk about them all, but below is a complete list. You can check out all the items and bid at the official site for the auction and bidding ends this Friday! Don't miss out!
COMPLETE LIST OF ITEMS FOR AUCTION
• “30 Rock's” pilot script autographed by Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, and Tracy Morgan
• A Wynning Event: Two consulting hours for Party Planning with Awards Event Supervisor Andrea Wyn Schall via phone and a free downloadable version of her book “Budget Bash.”
• “An Education” screenplay autographed by Lone Scherfig, Carey Mulligan and Nick Hornby
• Betty White Memorabilia: "Here We Go Again" book, Life Achievement Photo and Screen Actor Magazine, all signed by Betty White
• Champagne Taittinger Rauschenberg Collection 750ml bottle from their limited production of the 11th Taittinger Collection Series. An American painter, sculptor, printmaker, photographer and performance artist, Rauschenberg was the latest artist to create for the Taittinger Collection Series. This 2000 vintage champagne, from one of the last family-owned and most esteemed champagne houses, is a blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir
• Chef Suzanne Goin offers dinner for four at her restaurant Lucques as well as an autographed copy of her James Beard Foundation award-winning cookbook, “Sunday Suppers at Lucques”
• Columbia Pictures offers two tickets to a 2010 Premiere
• “Crazy Heart” Special Edition Photo book autographed by Jeff Bridges. (1 of 1500)
• “Curb Your Enthusiasm” box set DVD's seasons 1-6, t-shirt, sweatshirt and hat
• “Dexter” Memorabilia Gift bag including Bobbleheads, Figurines, Coasters, Season DVDs, Dexter Cap
• Dry Creek Vineyard’s 6 liter Cuvée Wine bottle celebrating their 10th Anniversary with the SAG Awards
• “E! News” set visit for two people
• “Extra” Set visit and gift basket
• “Georgia O'Keeffe” Set Props including Shabby Chic Porcelain Serving Dishes, Retro orange and green ceramic jewelry box, Classic hand-painted and polished wood jewelry box, Leaf-detailed Iron chest, Hand painted Bird chest with Wrought Iron tray, and Vintage Mini-Traveler's Trunk with detailed wooden serving tray
• “Glee” lyric sheet signed by Matt Morrison, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz, Dianna Agron, Jayma Mays, Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, Kevin McHale, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Jane Lynch
• “Glee” sheet music signed by Matt Morrison, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz, Dianna Agron, Jayma Mays, Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, Kevin McHale, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Jane Lynch
• “Grey Gardens” DVD and frame of East Hampton estate
• “Inglourious Basterds” poster signed by Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger, Melanie Laurent, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Rod Taylor, Christoph Waltz and Quentin Tarantino
• “Law & Order, SVU” T-shirt and cap, photo signed by Christopher Meloni and nominee Mariska Hargitay. The script is signed by Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Tamara Tunie, Dann Florek, and Ice T
• “Major League: Back to the Minors” poster autographed by Scott Bakula
• “Medium's” script of the pilot, DVD set of the 3rd season and photo all signed by Patricia Arquette. She will also leave a personal voice recorded message to the winner.
• “Modern Family” autographed Script by Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Rico Rodriguez, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould
• “Necessary Roughness” photo and college football signed by Scott Bakula
• “Nine” Autographed Posters by Nicole Kidman, Fergie, Penelope Cruz and director Rob Marshall
• PEOPLE Magazine's Gala Gift Bag
• “Poltergeist” Movie poster signed by JoBeth Williams (poster is 11x17)
• SAG Awards swag including a black backpack, 11th tote bag and 12th-16th hats in various colors
• SAG Foundation's Actors FORE Actors: A day of golf with a celebrity for four people in the 1st Annual SAG Foundation Golf Tournament at the Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank
• “Saving Grace” Poster autographed by Holly Hunter
• Shelley Fabares memorabilia including autographed posters of "Spin Out" "Girl Happy" & "Clambake" and her hit record "Johnny Angel"
• “Star Trek” DVD autographed by writers Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman
• “Taking Chance” DVD starring Actor® nominee Kevin Bacon
• Tavern's Picnic Box by Chef Suzanne Goin including the food served at the 16th Annual SAG Awards
• “The Good Wife” script autographed by nominee Julianna Margulies
• “This Is It” CD autographed by Kenny Ortega and Orianthi
• “True Blood” swag including poster signed by Anna Paquin, the complete Season 1 DVD, hat and Merlotte's Bar & Grill t-shirt
• “Up in the Air's” Travelpro® Platinum® 6, 22” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter, as used by nominees Anna Kendrick and Vera Farmiga