Liza Minnelli is downsizing: The legendary performer is selling off more than 1,000 items, including personal effects, Halston gowns, costumes from Cabaret , and mementos belonging to her famous parents, Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli.
Many of the objects are on display for the first time as part of the “Love, Liza” exhibit now on view at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, before they go 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 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 roomis 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.”
Other items on view include Judy Garland’s screening copy of The Wizard of Oz and Liza’s personally hand-annotated script from Cabaret, plus photos from Minnelli’s fourth birthday party, ballet class, and a print of Minnelli as a toddler with her mother on the set of 1948’s The Pirate.
Below, check out more images from the “Love, Liza” exhibition, on view at the Paley Center through April 29 .