Walk of Fame Auction: 10 Items You Should Be Bidding On Right Now

Brit Marling making her handprints at TCFF 2013

Brit Marling making her handprints at TCFF in 2013

This year, TCFF is auctioning off 55 fun and unique items and events to support the Walk of Fame, a heated sidewalk outside the State Theatre on Front Street. The sidewalk will be made up of various concrete handprints the festival has been collecting over the last nine years from visiting filmmakers and celebrities. Some notable names that will be included on the walk include Madonna, Stanley Donen, Wim Wenders, Paul Feig, Roseanne Barr, John Waters, Matthew Modine, Phil Donahue, Rosie O’Donnell, Brit Marling, Patton Oswalt, and many more. 

With the auction closing on Tuesday, August 5th at 11:59 p.m., you still have time to get bidding. Liven up the streets of downtown Traverse City and ass a bit of Hollywood flair by supporting this groundbreaking project. Browse the online catalog, bid on items, and help us create our Walk of Fame! 

To get you started, here are just ten the many auction items you should definitely check out right now:

Michael Moore Experience at the Toronto International Film Festival — Can’t get enough of film festivals? Wondering what to do after TCFF10 wraps up? Keep the good times coming by bidding on two tickets to an event presented by Michael Moore at the Toronto International Film Festival and a chance to chat with Michael himself! The event will take place from September 7th – 9th in Toronto, Canada. Gain first-hand insight and get to know Michael whilst attending one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.


The suede Jacket Jennifer Aniston wore in “Life of Crime”

Grand Traverse Distillery Gift Basket — Explore the famous Grand Traverse Distillery and enjoy its different brews with this prize package. The gift basket contains: a 5th of Ole George, 5th of Peninsula Gin, 5th of True North Vodka, 2 highball glasses, 2 rocks glasses, a shot glass, a GTD black ball cap, a GTD embroidered black camp shirt, 8oz. Dark Espresso Leather Flask, McClure’s Bloody Mary Mix, Jack Rudy Small Batch Tonic, and a certificate for a private tour/tasting for up to twelve people.

Jennifer Aniston’s Suede Jacket from “Life of Crime” — Do you like Jennifer Aniston? Do you like vintage clothing? Do you like jackets?  Bid on this now! Own the jacket worn by Jennifer Aniston in “Life of Crime!” In the film directed by Daniel Schechter (TCFF ’12) that made its US Premiere at the Traverse City Film Festival, Aniston sports this 70s style vintage peacoat. Prominently featured in the film, this jacket is equipped with the authentic pocket warmers that Aniston used on set.

Coffee with Celebrity Actor Matthew Modine — Do you like film? Do you like Matthew Modine? Do you like coffee? If you answered “yes” to any of these two questions, then click your way to the auction and bid on this item right now. The lucky winner of this item will get to meet celebrity actor Matthew Modine (“JOBS,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Cat 8”) for coffee or tea in the Los Angeles area.

One-Hour Paddle Board, Kayak, or Bike at The River Traverse City — Enjoy water activities on the bay at the River Traverse City in Clinch Park. The item consists of a coupon good for one of the following: one hour paddle board rental, one hour kayak rental, or two hour bike rental. This “Buy Now” item is available for immediate sale at a price of $25 on the auction website.

Guest Spot on Doug Benson Podcasts — This winner receives the hilarious privilege of being a guest on one of American stand-up comedian Doug Benson’s popular podcasts. You can talk movies and play trivia games on “Doug Loves Movies,” or you can dine with Doug and his guests on “Dining With Doug & Karen.” Whichever you choose, its guaranteed to be a memorable and fun experience. Transportation to Los Angeles (or another city – Doug takes his shows on the road sometimes!) not included. 

Private Tour of the Jim Henson Company in NYC and Signed Mini-Poster from “Being Elmo” — The Jim Henson Company is pleased to offer a rare, unique opportunity for a VIP behind-the-scenes tour of Jim Henson’s New York Creature Shop and the Jim Henson Archives in Long Island City, New York! The package for four also includes a mini-poster from “Being Elmo” signed by both puppeteer Kevin Clash and Elmo himself.


The SpongeBob original drawing

SpongeBob Original Drawing — Bid on this authentic SpongeBob SquarePants original drawing, with stamps of creator Stephen Hillenburg and art director Tuck Tucker. The cartoon series became an international sensation in 1999 and has grown to become one of the best recognized television icons of all time. This would be the perfect addition to any cartoon lover’s interior decor!

TCFF Theaters All-Access Movie Pass for Two — The festival is coming a close, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop enjoying TCFF theaters! Bid on this all-access movie pass for two to the TCFF Theaters, the State Theatre and the Bijou by the Bay. Perks of the pass include free admission to any regular show, admission to members-only events, and early ticket availability to special events. The pass is valid for one year after the first use.

Zac Brown Band  Two Tickets and Eat & Greet with the Band — Music, band members, and a meal; you can have it all with this unique prize package. The winning bidder will have the opportunity to share a “Southern Ground Grub” meal with Zac Brown Band members before any show on their 2014 concert tour.