Collection of Tony Winner Bette Midler Will Be Auctioned in Beverly Hills

News   Collection of Tony Winner Bette Midler Will Be Auctioned in Beverly Hills
Julien's Auctions will present a collection from Tony Award winner Bette Midler, containing over 300 items from her life and career, which will be auctioned Nov. 12 in Beverly Hills, CA.

Highlights hitting the auction block include a cover dress by Bob De Mora, which was featured on the cover of the 1998 album "Bathhouse Betty"; and an album cover dress, which was featured on the back cover of her 1972 debut album "The Divine Miss M" and subsequently on the front cover of her 1976 album "Songs for the New Depression."

Also featured are Midler's performance and personal gowns, including a performance costume designed by Bob Mackie worn during the Bette! Devine Madness tour; a gown designed by Mackie worn when she performed "In The Mood" during her Emmy Award-winning 1977 television special "Ol' Red Hair Is Back"; Midler’s first audition dress; an evening gown by Valentino; a vintage Emilio Pucci jumpsuit; the 2009 Royal Variety performance dress; a 1979 tour performance jumpsuit; and several Vegas showgirl costumes from Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale will benefit the non-profit organization New York Restoration Project, founded by Midler in 1995.

Items can be viewed Monday through Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 11, at Julien’s Auctions Gallery from 10 AM-5 PM.

Midler won a special Tony Award in 1974 for "adding lustre to the Broadway season" and began on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof. Midler is also a producer of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, currently running on Broadway at the Palace Theatre. Julien’s Auctions Gallery is located at 9665 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, click here.

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