February 10, 2006, - 5:24 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Got a press release, today, featuring these excerpts about a charity auction of “selected movie garb”. The only comment necessary is that we hope there are no Monica Lewinsky-style Gap blue dress stains . . . .
Collectors of movie memorabilia now have the opportunity, starting today, to own two of the shirts so memorably worn by the Academy Award-nominated stars of this year’s biggest hit Best Picture Academy Award nominee, “Brokeback Mountain.”
These are the men’s shirts, originally selected by BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN costume designer Marit Allen and director Ang Lee, that have become iconic pieces of film history in the most Academy Award-nominated film of the year. The 2 (two) shirts are worn early in the film by Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal), in the portion of the story set in 1963, and then are seen again as the epic love story nears closure many years later. Everyone who has watched this movie — the biggest hit among this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees — knows the emotional significance and impact of these shirts in this unforgettable film. “Brokeback Mountain” is nominated for 8 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.
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