Liza Minnelli is downsizing: The legendary performer is selling off more than 1,000 lots of items as part of the “Love, Liza” auction that includes personal effects, Halston gowns, costumes from Cabaret and items from her famous parents, Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli.
Many of the objects will go on display first from April 4 to 29 at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills before going under the gavel in May.
“Throughout my long career I have collected wonderful possessions and memorabilia and now I’ve reached a point in my life where I want to simplify and share with my fans who have always been there for me,” Minnelli, 71, said in a release. “Without their unending love and support, none of this would have been possible. I hope my fans will be thrilled to not only have a chance to own a piece of my history, but also that of my mother and father.”
Highlights from the auction include Minnelli’s signature “Sally Bowles” ensemble from Cabaret—a bowler hat, boots, and jewelry—as well as photos of the star by Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon and Annie Leibovitz.
An entire room of the exhibit will be devoted to Minnelli’s relationship with late designer Halston, including a black and crimson beaded flapper dress, and designs she wore when hitting Studio 54.
“This is exciting on so many levels: there’s Liza the Hollywood star, the socialite fashion icon, daughter of legendary actress Judy Garland and Oscar-winning director Vincente Minnelli,” said Joe Maddalena of Profiles in History, the company producing the auction. “She’s as close to American royalty as one can get.”