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Sunshine Hearts and Hands Productions
in conjunction with
Off the Ground Productions
Cordially invites you to the world premiere of

A benefit performance and silent auction
for the Deaf and Hearing workshop/production of
the controversial 1960s anti-war rock musical
written by James Rado, Gerome Ragne, and Galt Mac Dermot

Sharmagne Leland-St. John
accompanied by ASL interpreter Kathryn Deal
with recording artist Smokey Miles,
Michael Pliskin
(and additional entertainers)


Saturday, October 3, 2009
Silent Auction and Refreshments: 5:00PM
Performance: 7:00PM
Tickets: $15.00

The Met Theater
1089 N. Oxford Avenue
Hollywood, CA

To order tickets online:


Sunshine Hearts and Hands is an organisation which will fund workshops for important theatre pieces
presented by deaf and hearing actors, for hearing and non hearing audiences. These workshops and performances
will give deaf actors and crew members a chance to earn a living in their chosen profession, the Theatre, and to
work alongside hearing actors. It will give the deaf community the opportunity to enjoy theatre pieces which
(up to present) have not addressed their special needs.

Below is a partial list of some of our incredible array of silent auction donations and donors


Michael Daily
Equus Hotel
Stay 3 nights in the “Executive Suite” at The Equus Hotel an Aqua Boutique Hotel and Resort in Hawaii.
Value: $477.00

Sharmagne Leland-St. John
4 days and 4 nights at “Brown Hackle Lodge”
Value~ $600.00
A 3 bedroom vacation home/fly fishing lodge situated on the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River in beautiful
Arlington,Washington(98223) This is the best Steelhead river in the Pacific Northwest.
Value:$600.00 +
See John Farrar’s Day of Guided fly fishing to complement this item

Barbara Moore
Northern California
A Weekend at Sonoma Sanctuary
21005 Peary Avenue
Sonoma CA 95456
Value: $1000.00

Corinne Broskett
St. Petersburg, FLA
One week in a lovely Florida home: You get here, you have a place to stay. All the comforts of home, including
cats who will want to sleep with you (no daily maid service). Cable TV, Internet access, 15 min from fabulous
beaches, fishing and active funky downtown, 5 min from terrific shopping, in Beautiful St Petersburg on the Gulf
Value: $1,000
Minimum bid ($750)

Art and Photographic Prints:

Iris Klein
"Japan" 2007
15" x 19"
Signed limited edition printed on Somerset Archival Paper
8- ply mat ( Buyer must supply name and address to artist)
Stipulation MUST have name and address of purchaser and if not purchased we must return same to artist.
Value: $250

Nick Fedak II
A piece of photographic art
Value: between $3000.0 and $4,000.00
Stipulation MUST have name and address of purchaser

Michael Pliskin
Redondo Beach
Great White Egret at Dusk
12" x 18" archival, museum-quality photo print,
matted in an 18x24" Bainbridge museum matte. The original image was made in Everglades National Park in December 2008.
Stipulation MUST have name and address of purchaser
Value: $1200

Kim Gottlieb-Walker
Los Angeles
An archival digital photographic print
made and signed by the photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker
High Times Cover ~ 1975

# 5/10
Value between: $500.00~$1000.00

Matted and shrink wrapped by The Canvas Peddlar
North Hollywood.

Robert Koss
California Artist
Life Box A.
Ink jet print on canvas. 23" x 27."

Gary Williams
2 framed posters:
Bruce Lee
Frankenstein House
Value: TBD

Roxanne Olivier
HAIR poster
Matted and Framed by Canvas Peddler)
Value: TBD

Objets d’Art:

Michael Butler and Bryce Blue
Los Angeles
Maasai Tribal Cane
Carved for two days from the Olea Africana and east African
yellow wood, the canes are soaked in natural oil or animal fat to avoid cracking. At this stage the canes
are handed to the Maasai Women (Elders) for beading. The beading process takes anywhere from three to 6 days.
Designs signify Maasai Status, and are given after victorious battles.
Value: $250.00

Paul Nyenhuis
Handmade Native American Wooden Flute ~
One of the greatest wooden flute player’s and flute maker’s in the Pacific Northwest, Paul does not sell his flutes.
He is generously donating this flute from his private collection.
Value: $1000.00

Books and DVDs:
Harvey Arden
NOBLE RED MAN: Lakota Wisdomkeeper Mathew King~ 4 @ $20 ea
VOICE OF THE HAWK ELDER: Seneca Wisdomkeeper Edna Gordon~ 3 @ $20 ea
PRISON WRITINGS: My Life Is My Sun Dance (Out of Print hardcover) by Leonard Peltier, edited by Harvey Arden ~ 3 @ $27.50 ea.
WISDOMKEEPERS: Meetings with Native American Spiritual Elders~ 2 @$29.95 ea
Value: $282.40

Jonathon Johnson
San Diego
2 signed copies of:
Good Hair Days~ A Personal Journey With the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
Value: $45.90

Lyn Lifshin
Lost in the Fog
Lyn Lifshin has become the de facto poet laureate of thoroughbred racing with this her third book exploring the life of a great
Value: $ 14.00

Ellaraine Lockie
Northern California
The Gourmet Paper Maker ~
All Because of a Button~ Folklore, Fact, And Fiction
Wedding Keepsakes~
Value of all 3 books: $64.50

Lieutenant. Colonel (Retired) Dan Marvin
Signed copy of Expendable Elite~One Soldier's Journey into Covert Warfare ~
Value: $19.95

Jane Marla Robbins
Book: Acting Techniques for Everyday Life: Look and Feel Self-Confident in Difficult Real-Life Situations, now in its fifth printing. Value: $14.95
Dogs in Topanga: Poems ~Value $8.
Flash cards: Perform at Your Best: Acting Techniques for Business, Personal & Social Success (Box set) ~Value: 19.95
See Misc. Services for coaching session

Nicki Scully
Alchemical Healing~ : A Guide to Spiritual, Physical, and Transformational Medicine ~
Value: $18.00

Ben Lautman
Los Angeles
2 copies of the DVD "Pope Joan."
Value: $70.00

Sharmagne Leland-St. John
Los Angeles and Washington State
3 book set ~ Poetry Collection
Unsung Songs/Silver Tears and Time/Contingencies
Ms. Leland-St. John will read her poetry at your soiree!

Food and Beverages:

Delilah’s Bakery
Echo Park
Weekend Brunch for Two at Delilah’s Bakery
Enjoy a tasty meal al fresco in trendy Echo Park.
Value: approximately $30.00

John Kinderman & About Thyme Catering
A Wine and Dinner party for 20 guests
Wine and Dine 19 of your best friends.
Value~ $1000.

Sharmagne Leland St. John
“Tea for Two” in the Empire Room at "Treetops." Bring a friend and enjoy High Tea with poet Sharmagne Leland-St. John in her
quaint Laurel Canyon home.
Value: This item has gone for between $90.00 and $500.00 at past silent auctions @ The Oaks School in Hollywood.

Sharmagne Leland St. John
Gourmet Picnic Basket personally filled with Gourmet Goodies from Trader Joe’s, includes table linens, plates and wine glasses.
Value: $200.00

Pane e Vino Restaurant
Gift certificate for one of Los Angeles’ finest Italian Restaurants and bar.
Value: $50.00

Health Services:

The Sports Club/LA – Los Angeles
One year membership ~
Value $3,300.00

Leslie Cook One Somatic Experience session
As a Marriage Family Therapist Leslie specialises in
S.E. a very fast therapy for Post Traumatic Stress. She has
been a therapist for 31 years and this is the fastest and
gentlest form of psychotherapy ever used.
Value $150.00.

Audrey Goodbar
Los Angeles
Complimentary massage ~
Value $75.00

Khalsa Chiropractic
Los Angeles
Complimentary office visit
Value $90.00

Michele Milder
Sherman Oaks
Reflexology session on Ears, Feet and Hands
Value $65.00

Linda Arlene Schwartz
Life Reading
Over the telephone

Dr. Dean Steinberger
Studio City
Have you been putting off your eye exam?
Exam certificate ~
Value $90.00

Clothing and Acessories:

Dr. Dean Steinberger
Studio City One Pair of Designer Sunglasses
from the Gucci, Dior, or Calvin Klein Collection
Value: $200.00

Cara Robin
"Be the gift! Wrap yourself in this beautiful Confetti Scarf,
water silk imported from Italy. 66" long X 24" wide".
Value: $149.00

Daisy Sylbert-Torres
Feeding Birds Boutique
1825 Echo Park Avenue
Gift Basket ~
Value ~ TBD

Kit Wren
North Hollywood
Crocheted Scarf
It's nice and soft and long!
Value: TBD


John Farrar
A day of guided fly fishing for two, in beautiful Washington State, with the top fly fishing guide in the Pacific Northwest.
Vaue: $536.00
See Sharmagne’s donation of 4 days lodging at Brown Hackle Lodge to complement this fly fishing adventure.

Tina Marrin
Los Angeles
A Knitting Kit
Includes knitting needles and enough yarn to make a cosy scarf along with the knitting lessons to make the aforementioned scarf
Value~ $100.00

Roxanne Olivier
Rose Quartz Salt Rock Lamp ~
Value $40.00

Jane Marla Robbins
A Coaching Session (Acting Techniques for Everyday Life)
Value $150

We wish to thank our supporters for their generous donatons of venue and services:

Canvas Peddlar
5543 Satsuma Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 985-8830
Contact: Pam
Free matting and shrink wrap seal of 3 of our contributions of art/photography.
Please consider them for your next framing job

Paul Koslo
The Met Theatre
1089 N. Oxford Avenue
Hollywood, CA
Donation of their stage and time for the performance and rehearsal ~

Recording Artist
Smokey Miles
and Singer Songwriter
Michael Pliskin
who will be performing at our fundraiser

Mona Jean Cedar and Kathryn Deal
Donation of their time for the performance and rehearsal ~
Value Incalculable

Rafaelle Marraffa
Will tape the performance and we can take orders for copies at the event.
Value: Great

Henry Howard
Generous checque to help with supplies for the fundraiser.

Andrea Herz Payne and Hunter Payne
Aid Still Required
Loan of Clipboards, lucite frames and other Silent Auction supplies

We are accepting cash donations in any amount to help defray the cost of the supplies for the fundraiser



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