Renowned for his highly cerebral approach to work, the two-time Academy Award winning English method actor Daniel Day-Lewis who recently bagged the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a drama for his role in the Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed biopic Lincoln, has now impressively arranged for memorabilia from the film ‘Lincoln’ to be auctioned to benefit an Irish charity ‘Wicklow Hospice Foundation’ he supports. At the request of this greatest screen actor who’s in contention for his 3rd Oscar for portraying revered 16th American President Abraham Lincoln, the enormously talented film personality Steven Spielberg donated a series of Lincoln memorabilia for sale, including a leather-bound autographed copy of the film script signed by members of the cast, Lincoln’s white gloves, miniature soldiers, and a handmade knife, among several other film props. Also, it's been notably seen that memorabilia associated with President Abraham Lincoln is much-coveted in the collectors' community, which becomes apparent from the sale of the lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair owned by his family, the Lincoln's letter showing his attempts at compensated emancipation, a watch from Lincoln's personal collection, and his Opera glasses, to name a few.
Scheduled to be auctioned at the Lincoln’s Dublin premiere on January 20th, the Hollywood's props of this quality which rarely comes up at the auction blocks, is expected to fetch highest prices as the celebrity memorabilia collectors will splash out heavily to get their hands on the Lincoln lot.
The proceeds of the auction will go the Wicklow Hospice Foundation, which seeks to build a hospital in Wicklow, Ireland. Notably, Daniel Day-Lewis who himself lives in Wicklow, became the NGO’s patron after his mother received hospice care in an English hospital.