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Established charity auctions break records with new and traditional tactics
Kristiana Kahakauwila
Issue: July 31, 2006

On the "Streets of New York" back-lot set at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Calif., a fierce battle was underway, and Dustin Hoffman—not Leonardo DiCaprio—was at the center of it. Three 108-square-foot movie screens projected images of the rivals waving their weapons—in this case, auction paddles—as they tried to outbid one another for a dinner for 10 with Dustin Hoffman and his wife, Lisa, at Celestino Ristorante, a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner in Pasadena, Calif.

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