The website Cinemablend.com is reporting today that a red motorcycle jacket worn by actor Ryan Gosling during the filming of "The Place Beyond the Pines" is being auctioned to benefit a charity.
The historical documents and Hollywood memorabilia dealer Profiles in History is auctioning off the prop.
Director Derek Cianfrance’s "The Place Beyond the Pines" was filmed in Schenectady in 2011 and opens in New York and Los Angeles in two weeks. It is expected to open in Schenectady on April 12.
In an effort to benefit Variety, The Children’s Charity of Southern California, Focus Features has offered the Firstgear motorcycle jacket that Ryan Gosling’s stuntman-turned-outlaw character Luke wears in the film.
Adding to the authenticity is the lack of a jacket lining, which was removed during the filming.
The auction will begin on March 29 at the Hollywood ArcLight Cinemas, one of the four cinemas that are part of the film’s exclusive limited release before the film goes onto a wider limited release on April 5, according to cinemablend.com. The jacket will be on public display at the ArcLight until then, but the auction will not end until April 8. The film gets its full nationwide release later that week on Friday, April 12.
To view The Gazette's continuing coverage of the filming of the movie, click here.
View the trailer for the film here.
For more about Variety, The Children's Charity of Southern California, click here.