Hollywood stars raise US$1.8million for Aids charity in Dubai Goldie Hawn and Salma Hayek lead the Amfar charity auction. By Will Milner 14 December 2008 An auction of celebrity memorabilia at a party to celebrate the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) raised US$1.8 million for the fight against AIDS this weekend. Mexican actress Salma Hayek opened the event by auctioning a Cartier bracelet carrying her signature, which sold for US$80,000. A rare portrait of Marilyn Monroe from 1962 with the signature of photographer Bert Stern, donated by Goldie Hawn went for US$40,000. SIMILAR ARTICLES Abu Dhabi reinstates 5% cap on rent increase Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tickets on sale now Dubai to Abu Dhabi in just 12 minutes? Chaos at Guns N' Roses Dubai show The auction was staged on the second day of the festival, which began on Thursday with a screening of US director Oliver Stone's W, about President George W. Bush. A total of 181 films from 66 countries will be shown during the event, seen by organisers as a showcase for world cinema.