Liza Minnelli items on auction

LOS ANGELES • Liza Minnelli has no more use of her 1971 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow.

That car, along with her 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-actress, 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 Minnelli's vast personal collection, would also include her hand-annotated shooting script for Cabaret.

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

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

"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," she said.

The two-day sale will take place in Calabasas, near Los Angeles, and will be preceded by a free public exhibition in Beverly Hills from April 4 to 29.

"Usually when you see these famous people auctions, it's household furnishings. This is pretty substantial. Liza Minnelli is a cultural icon, and this is the most important Judy Garland material that has ever been sold," Profiles in History chief executive Joe Maddalena said.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 16, 2018, with the headline 'Liza Minnelli items on auction'. Subscribe