The fundraiser, which began Oct. 31, will include hundreds of items from the director-actor-singer's life and wardrobe. The first item — the Arnold Scaasi-designed pantsuit that the actress wore to the 1969 Academy Awards — is now available on-line. Streisand won the Oscar that year for her performance in "Funny Girl." Each item will arrive with a certificate of authenticity. The ongoing auction is being produced by Julien Entertainment. Darren Julien said in a statement, "Each day a new item of Streisand memorabilia will be added and will be available for bidding for ten days, so that there will be ten items 'on the block' at all times. Ms. Streisand's only previous auctions of artifacts from her private collections were the Sothebys and Christies sales of some of her furniture and art, and each of these established record prices for specific categories. While we have conducted other 'celebrity auctions,' we have observed that the greatest market demand has been for Barbra Streisand materials and personal effects, and these have never before become available for auction."
Upcoming items include the 1940's period hinged three-piece dressing screen from the film "The Mirror Has Two Faces," a full-length gown from the 1966 TV special "Color Me Barbra" and a show jacket from the Streisand "Timeless" tour in 2000.
The auction will benefit various charities served by The Streisand Foundation. For more information visit BarbraStreisand.com.