So you’ve always dreamed of owning a genuine film prop. And you’re a charitably-minded person. This is your chance to roll both into one.

When the French Riviera was hit by a catastrophic rainstorm and flooding on October 3, 2015, Cannes was among the communities that were impacted the most, with a bill of over €300 million to foot. Ever since then, the city of Cannes under Mayor David Lisnard’s competent leadership has tirelessly developed initiatives under the umbrella “Help Cannes” to assist those who lost their homes or livelihoods.

Desiring to do its fair share, the Cannes Film Festival – under the patronage of Gilles Jacob, its retired president – called on personalities from the media and movie industry to donate objects related to the world of cinema and entertainment in an effort to raise funds for those that still need financial help months after the disaster, and over 130 celebrities heeded the appeal.

Jane Fonda's Palme d'Honneur up for auction
Among the most spectacular items put up for auction:

– Brice de Nice’s surfboard, autographed by Jean Dujardin (see lead image)
– Jane Fonda’s Lifetime Palme d’Or award (of which only four exist in the history of the Festival, pictured above)
– Ten copies of an original and numbered edition of drawings by famous cartoonist Plantu specially designed for Help Cannes (pictured below)
– Bernardo Bertolucci’s original and annotated film script of The Last Emperor (1987)
– The original script of Amour, Michael Haneke’s 2012 Palme d’Or winning movie
– The spectacular green Gucci robe worn by Léa Seydoux at the 2010 Cannes Festival
– The Yves St. Laurent earrings worn by Anny Duperey in Alain Resnais’ 1974 Stavisky
– Ken Loach’s original and annotated 2012 script of The Angels’ Share (La Part des Anges)
– An original, signed poster of David Lynch’s 1977 Eraserhead
– The snow globe – a collector’s item! – from the 1996 Cohen Bros. Fargo
– The stunning Christian Dior robe Juliette Binoche wore for the 50th Festival de Cannes edition.

Plantu cartoon Help Cannes up for auction
In addition, numerous other items, including rare autographed photos and posters, wardrobe, jewelry and accessories, work utensils, and many other relevant objects will be on the auction block.

The City of Cannes, in collaboration with the organizers of the Film Festival (11-22 May 2016), will announce the date of the auction shortly, stay tuned for further info on the Riviera Buzz Facebook wall.


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All images courtesy Ville de Cannes

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