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Gillian Anderson Sells 'X-Files' Memorabilia For Charity

July 15th, 2008 11:15am EDT favorite Add to My News
X-FilesX-Files star Gillian Anderson is selling off her vast collection of memorabilia from the cult sci-fi show to raise cash for her favorite charities.

More than 500 rare and signed items will be auctioned off by website eBay.com's Giving Works charity division from July 17, as fans of the hit TV show franchise get ready for the new X-Files film, I Want To Believe. And Anderson admits there are one or two keepsakes she's already having second thoughts about selling.

She says, "There's an FBI file that I'm a bit hesitant to auction because it may be one of only two in existence - but I'm doing it anyway.And almost all the behind the scene photographs bring back extremely vivid memories. They're actually quite intimate... compared to all the posed photos out there."

Auction Cause boss Eric Gazin, who will manage the charity sale, adds, "A lot of the items have been in storage for years. I guess Gillian has accumulated a lot of stuff and she feels it's time to give back to the fans and raise some charity funds in the process. For us, the highlights include a cross necklace (Anderson's character) Agent Scully wore on the TV show and a real X-Files case file. It's an amazing collection."

The charities that will benefit from the haul Anderson's collection is expected to fetch include Artists for a New South Africa and BuskAid.

Meanwhile, as fans await the opening of the auction, they can currently bid on the chance to attend the upcoming X-Files premiere and meet Anderson as part of another eBay/Auction Cause bidding war. Bids for that item have reached $1,000. Bidding closes on 17 July 17.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)




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