'Cabaret' costume among vast Liza Minnelli collection for auction

From Reuters - February 14, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Liza Minnellis signature Cabaret bowler hat, boots and halter top vest is going up for auction in a sale of more than 1,000 lots belonging to the singer, her mother Judy Garland and movie director father Vincente Minnelli.

California auction house Profiles in History announced on Wednesday that the Love, Liza auction in May, the first from Minnellis vast personal collection, would also include her 1971 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow as well as her hand-annotated shooting script for Cabaret.

The 1972 musical brought Minnelli a best actress Oscar for her performance as Berlin nightclub singer Sally Bowles and sent her career rocketing.

Price estimates have yet to be determined as auctioneers sort through the collection that Minnelli has assembled over decades.

Minnelli, 71, said she was selling to downsize her life.

Throughout my long career I have collected wonderful possessions and memorabilia and now Ive reached a point in my life where I want to simplify and share with my fans who have always been there for me, the actress said in a statement.

The two-day sale will take place in Calabasas, near Los Angeles, at a date to be announced in late May and will be preceded by a free public exhibition at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills from April 4-29th, the auction house said.


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