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05-06-2011, 09:40 AM
From DNAinfo.com (http://www.dnainfo.com/20110504/upper-west-side/madonna-donates-boots-laguardia-high-school-auction) by Leslie Albrecht:

An Upper West Side school is selling the chance to walk in Madonna's shoes and a shot at immortality.

The Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, better known as the "Fame" high school, is auctioning off a pair of boots once worn by Madonna as part of its annual school fundraiser.

Madonna's daughter, Lourdes, is a student in LaGuardia's drama department. The mega-star donated the white thigh-high Chanel boots to the auction.

"We're hoping to get a lot a money for those boots," said principal Kim Bruno. "We're so indebted to her. The auction raises money that we desperately need."

Madonna's used footwear isn't the only brush with fame on the list of auction items. With an alumni roster that reads like a Hollywood Hall of Fame, LaGuardia's auction offers a number of celeb-centric items, said parent Jane Rosen, the school's live auction chair.

Novelist Jonathan Lethem, also a LaGuardia graduate, is selling off what's billed as "immortality" the chance to become a character in his next novel. The winning bidder will see their name appear in Lethem's next work, though the author gets to decide whether the character will be the hero or a minor player.

LaGuardia's auction raised $140,000 last year and organizers hope this year's will top $200,000, Rosen said.

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