Universal Studios Opens its Latest Real Hollywood Online Auction!

Hundreds of Items From Actors, Television Shows, and Films For Sale to the Highest Bidder!

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Studios Online announces the opening of its latest Real Hollywood(TM) Auction at http://www.unistudiosauction.com. Bidding began on Sunday, May 2nd and continues through Monday, May 17th at 12:00 PM PDT.

Opening bids range from $5 to $4,500 for authentic items from feature films and television shows. Select items from the personal collections of celebrities are also offered. A portion of the auction's proceeds benefits, Hathaway Children and Family Services, enriching the lives and promoting healthy development of emotionally disturbed children and families.

Selections from the over 270 items include:

-- VIP tour tickets to the set of David E. Kelley's hit show "Ally McBeal." Package includes an autographed cast photo.
-- An Academy AwardŽ statuette photo signed by Oscar winner Jack Nicholson
-- A collection of props from Columbia Pictures 1997 "Air Force One." Included: a "Welcome Aboard Air Force One" folder, five coasters, a swizzle stick, and a presidential card
-- An autographed photo of Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leather clad bad-to-the-bone cyborg in James Cameron's 1991 blockbuster "Terminator 2: Judgement Day"
-- A red and gold tapestry vest worn by Elvis Presley in 1968-1969
-- A wooden gorilla rifle prop used in both the 1968 "Planet of the Apes" and the 1970 "Beneath the Planet of the Apes"
-- A brown bikini worn by Jennifer Love Hewitt in "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer"

Items sold in the last Real Hollywood(TM) Auction, which benefited the Motion Picture & Television Fund included:

-- Arnold Schwarzenegger's jumpsuit from "Running Man" sold for $1,125.
-- An autographed photo of Sean Connery from "The Rock" sold for $140.
-- Matt LeBlanc's armor vest and helmet from "Lost in Space" sold for 1,500.
-- A cast autographed scrub shirt from "ER" sold for $600.
-- A porthole from "Titanic" sold for $825.
-- An autographed photo of Arnold Schwarzenegger from "Batman and Robin" sold for $380.
-- A prop door panel from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" sold for $240.

Hathaway Children and Family Services (HCFS) was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Sylmar, California. Their purpose is to provide a continuum of care to vulnerable children and their families. Hathaway is recognized as one of the finest facilities in the nation for the treatment of abused, neglected and emotionally disturbed children. Children are referred to them by many public and private agencies, schools, community programs and parents. Hathaway receives government funding and also relies on the generosity of the private sector.

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SOURCE: Universal Studios Online