From Lady Gaga's Soiled Wig to a Weinstein Gig: 4 Surprising Items Sold for Charity

9:00 AM PST 08/14/2014 by Austin Siegemund-Broka
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An illustration of Lady Gaga's soiled wig

Celebrities and entertainment companies are auctioning off everything but the kitchen sink in a race to raise money online

A version of this story first appeared in the Aug. 22 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Lady Gaga's Soiled Wig

The singer had an artist vomit colored milk on her at SXSW. Locks from the wig she wore went to 11 fans at $2,000 each in her Prizeo.com campaign for her anti-bullying Born This Way Foundation.

Tom Hanks' Typewriter

The actor collects typewriters, and he auctioned a signed one from his personal collection at Charitybuzz.com for the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

George R.R. Martin's Hat

The Prizeo.com campaign in which he sold deaths in Game of Thrones books also included his clothing. Suspenders went for $4,000, a hat for $7,500 to benefit Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and the Food Depot.

Weinstein Co. Internship

TWC has been auctioning an unpaid three-month gig on Charitybuzz.com to benefit the American Repertory Theater. Bidding, which currently stands at $13,000, closes at 1 p.m. ET today.

Read more from THR's Philanthropy Issue here.

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