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You can now own a piece of history from the Academy Award nominated film MILK. The Clothes Off Our Back Foundation has announced an online auction of costume designer Danny Glicker’s specially created shirt/tie/suit ensemble worn by Sean Penn in Gus Van Sant’s Milk, which is nominated for 8 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Costume Design.

The clothing worn by Penn during his portrayal of Harvey Milk in the film will be auctioned off to benefit both Variety - The Children's Charity of Southern California and the Hetrick-Martin Institute, home of the Harvey Milk High School, in New York City.

Bidding is now open on the Foundation’s site Clothesoffourback.org and ends Saturday, February 28th.

Proceeds from the auction will be divided equally, with 50% going to Variety and 50% going to the Hetrick-Martin Institute.

The clothing off Sean Penn’s back include the shirt, suit and tie which was re-created by Glicker and his team down to the last stitch-to the mirror that worn by Mr. Milk on November 7th, 1978, the Election Night on which he celebrated the statewide defeat of Proposition 6, which sought to ban gays from teaching in California public schools and to remove known homosexuals and their supporters from their posts, and which Mr. Milk had fought so tirelessly against in the “No on 6” campaign.

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