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Historic Hollywood memorabilia to be auctioned for charity

Posted: March 3, 2010 12:46 p.m.
Updated: March 3, 2010 1:07 p.m.
 
Huntington Beach, Calif. - Hollywood Entertainment Museum (HEM) announced today the continuation of the auction of its prized collection in an effort to save its media arts high school program for at-risk kids.

Plans are in place to host two online auctions with live auctioneer streaming Saturday, March 27, and Saturday, April 17.

Presented by Super Auctions, these auctions make available some of Hollywood's most iconic items.

Fantastic discoveries of lost Hollywood history are being made as a warehouse full of original pieces of history are being cataloged and verified.

Included in this lot are more than 100 color transparencies of "Marilyn Monroe - Cover Girl," color slides from Gone with the Wind, and an entire Max Factor collection dating from 1917 through 1970.

But it's not all about the items.

Phyllis Caskey, President of Hollywood Entertainment Museum (HEM) and main force in creating the Hollywood Media Arts Academy, a collaboration between HEM and the Los Angeles County Office of Education, explains the powerful impact of the school: "In just a short period of time, I see the transformation that takes place in students who attend the Hollywood Media Arts Academy.

"While training for careers in the media arts, they earn their high school diplomas leading to higher education and security for their futures and families."

Founded in 1986, HEM's program mixes culture and education as one of the most successful in the country, and it serves as a global model.

This unique fusion of education, community and culture grounds HEM in a deep sense of social responsibility. As a result, more than 82 percent of HEM students graduated high school, and 50 percent of those graduates went on to college.

Like all schools, HEM is faced with tough economic conditions, and has found a unique way to cover expenses.

HEM's auction will raise money to keep the program in operation.

Fans of movies, television shows and the stars of by-gone eras, have an opportunity to claim a piece of history, while providing educational opportunities that change lives.

For more information on items and bidding, visit superauctions.com.

ABOUT HOLYWOOD ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM (HEM, hollywoodmuseum.com):
HEM, founded in 1986 as a 501(c)3 non-profit, is an exceptional mix of culture and education.

Through the Hollywood Media Arts Academy, HEM uses entertainment media as a vehicle to inspire, engage and teach at-risk youth.

This unique fusion of education, community and culture grounds HEM in a deep sense of social responsibility and exemplifies the spirit of Los Angeles.

ABOUT SUPER AUCTIONS:
Super Auctions, certified and accredited auctioneers from Huntington Beach, Calif., is the world's largest entertainment auction company. It specialize in auctioning, marketing, consulting and appraising amusement and entertainment based assets and real estate.

Super Auctions has been exclusively serving the Entertainment Industry sector for more than 16 years.

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