Auction of 1000 Stars—including a Mamma Mia! Walk On—Begins Aug. 10

News   Auction of 1000 Stars—including a Mamma Mia! Walk On—Begins Aug. 10 Auction of 1000 Stars 2004, the two-week on-line auction presented by The Actors' Fund of America — in partnership with Yahoo! — begins Aug. 10.

The extravagant on-line auction features dozens of "celebrity experiences" and memorabilia. Items ranging from "Broadway to Baseball to Hollywood" are currently on sale to the highest bidder through Aug. 25.

Bebe Neuwirth, the Chair of the auction, said in a recent statement, "With so many tempting celebrity experiences to choose from and unique memorabilia, Auction of 1000 Stars 2004 is unlike any other auction — our list of celebrity participants reads like a Who's Who of the entertainment community."

Some of the items up for bid include a day with the cast of Showtime's "Queer as Folk"; a VIP day on the set of MTV's "Total Request Live"; a private Shakespearean acting class with Lynn Redgrave; a tap class with the cast of 42nd Street; The Boy From Oz show package, including tickets to the show and a meet-and-greet with Tony winner Hugh Jackman; and a Mamma Mia! package that includes tickets to the musical and a non-speaking, walk-on part in the ABBA hit.

Also up for auction are autographed memorabilia by the likes of Michele Lee, Mohammed Ali, Zoe Caldwell, Alec Baldwin, Anne Heche, Carol Burnett, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury and Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.

The Actors' Fund of America, a nonprofit organization founded in 1882, provides for the social welfare of all entertainment professionals. Its headquarters and The Aurora Residence are located in New York City, and its nursing home and assisted living care facility are in Englewood, New Jersey. For more information, go to www.actorsfund.org. Auction items are presented on-line at www.auctionof1000stars.org.