Brokeback Mountain shirts are sold for charity

Discussion in 'Gay and Lesbian at Disney' started by sajetto, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. sajetto

    sajetto Wedding Pavilion Bride 2007

    Jun 14, 2005
    Hi guys and gals. I know this board isn't my domain but, I found this article and thought it was interesting. When I saw the pricetag I couldn't believe it :eek: Enjoy

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    'Brokeback Mountain' Shirts Auctioned
    Wednesday February 22 5:30 PM ET

    Tom Gregory just spent more than $100,000 on two used cowboy shirts. And he couldn't be happier. The shirts are the ones worn by the ill-fated lovers, played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, in Oscar front-runner "Brokeback Mountain."

    The shirts that represent their relationship. The shirts that, to Gregory, represent the ongoing plight of gays for acceptance in society.

    "They really are the ruby slippers of our time," said Gregory, 45.

    A longtime gay activist, Gregory plans to keep the shirts "as they were, on the hanger, entwined."

    "I would never wear them, put them on, or separate them," he said.

    Gregory collects signed celebrity photos from Hollywood's golden age, but this is his first foray into movie props. Focus Features, distributor of "Brokeback Mountain," donated the two shirts, which were sold on the auction Web site to benefit Variety The Children's Charity of Southern California.

    Gregory logged his winning bid $101,100.51 just 28 seconds before the 10-day auction came to a close on Monday.

    "There is no buyer's remorse," he said, characterizing the purchase as "the most fun thing I ever bought."
  2. Chuck S

    Chuck S DVC Boards Co-Moderator Moderator

    Feb 6, 2000
    Wow, he could afford to give $100K+ for those shirts? I wonder if he's single :rotfl2:

    I imagine their value will increase if the movie sweeps the Oscars, he does have a point about them being the "ruby slippers" of our time, and there were several pairs of those, I wonder if there was more than one set of shirts? I doubt it...they may be worth a lot more than that in the future.

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