Supporters of a pub in Southampton fighting a Hollywood Studio for the right to call itself "the Hobbit" are raising funds to cover the landlord's legal fees.
Hundreds of people are attending a fundraising party at the pub in Bevois Valley. A special auction with items donated by Stephen Fry and Neil Gaiman will be held later.
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