News outlets all over the world featured reports on Wednesday about the eBay auction sale of two cowboy shirts worn by Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain for more than $100,000. Buyer Tom Gregory, described in the reports as a longtime gay activist, was quoted as saying, "They really are the ruby slippers of our time," referring to the iconic slippers that Judy Garland clicked for protection in the Wizard of Oz. The shirts were featured, one hanging over another, in a key scene in Brokeback. "I would never wear them," Gregory said, "or separate them." Proceeds from the sale were to benefit Variety Clubs International's Children's Charity.
The actor says he isn't "holding out for more money or doing anything like that".
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