You can win a piece of The Dude ... sort of.
A signed, reproduced storyboard from the cult classic “The Big Lebowski” made by local artist J. Todd Anderson and signed by the Coen brothers — yeah, those Coen brothers —will be auctioned as part of Ashes For A Kidney - A Special Big Lebowski Silent Auction today, April 20.
The event will be held Thursday, April 20 at The "Old" Yellow Cab building, 700 E. Fourth St. in Dayton’s Oregon District. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the storyboard winner will be announced at 11:30 p.m.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Robert Gray, co-owner of Ohio Coffee Company. Gray recently had a kidney transplant.
Anderson, a New Carlisle native and Dayton-area resident, will present the storyboard for the "Donny's Ashes” scene from the movie to the winner.
The reproduced storyboard is made directly from the original storyboards, which are not sold.
Steve Buscemi plays Donny (Theodore Donald Kerabatsos) in “The Big Lebowski.”
Anderson has created the storyboard for about 20 Coen brothers movies since 1987’s "Raising Arizona,” including the “The Big Lebowski,” which starred Jeff Bridges as Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski, a super laid-back dude who happens to share the same name as a millionaire.
Anderson’s work also appears in the Coen brothers’ multiple Academy Award-winning films like “Fargo” and “No Country for Old Men,” as well as the nominated films “A Serious Man,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “True Grit,” “The Man Who Wasn't There,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and “Barton Fink.”
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