Bette Midler auctioning off personal collection
October 19th, 2011
04:00 PM ET

Bette Midler auctioning off personal collection

Legendary entertainer Bette Midler is auctioning off a large chunk of her fabulous wardrobe next month, reports People.

Over 300 items, including dozens of gowns and costumes, will be up on the auction block. And no need to feel guilty if you bid - proceeds benefit the New York Restoration Project.

Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills will host the sale on November 12, but the public can preview Bette’s collection (for free) at the auction house beginning October 31.

If you have deep pockets, you can purchase a piece from The Divine Miss M’s personal collection – more famous costumes and album cover outfits are generally estimated at a few thousand bucks each. But bargain shoppers take note! There are many ensembles that are estimated in the $500-$800 range. For instance, a tour performance jumpsuit, or a Valentino evening gown.

Maybe wheelchair mermaid Lady Gaga will score the real deal – Midler’s original wheelchair mermaid ensemble.

Other iconic outfits up for grabs include a black-and-white Valentino number Bette wore to celebrate the designer at a 1992 event, and a pink feathered showgirl costume from her Vegas performances.

Bob Mackie stage costumes, vintage Emilio Pucci, album cover outfits, jewelry, art, sketches, props, gold records and plenty more will be included in the auction, which is expected to fetch a pretty penny for Midler’s pet project.

The 65-year-old singer/actress/comedian started the New York Restoration Project in 1995 to clean up public spaces and parks in New York City.

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  1. @@@derp


    October 20, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. derp


    You could also use the dresses as bed sheets, or a tent at an occupy Wall Street protest.

    October 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. @derp

    The outfitz can be altered. Doez not matter what size they are. New york is lucky she iz doing thiz New york needz to clean up. Lottz of disgusting thingz live in New york. Lmao

    October 20, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. pmn

    Wow..What a classless hating bunch on this internet board! She does have a fan base which will buy her items. I think is very talented, funny and has wonderful voice. Sorry some of you got a bad experience. And you wonder why some people hate Americans.

    October 20, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. derp

    Anyone who is size "fat" should be very excited.

    October 20, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. Daniel Troppy

    Anyone would be lucky to have a little piece of this iconic woman. We love you Bette Midler for all the great things you do esp for NYC.

    October 20, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mr. Ed

    I dont hv to make sense. im just here 2 cuze trouble cuze i feel like it.

    October 20, 2011 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. sallyhoag

    I love the Printapons website. It is so convenient and easy to use. It's coupons are great and there are sooo many. 5 stars all the way.

    October 20, 2011 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  9. sad girl

    U don't make sense mr ed. I thought u were kool. Not any more.

    October 20, 2011 at 3:54 am | Report abuse |
  10. gah

    don't want her stuff? don't buy it. it's being sold for charity to clean up NY. chill out!

    October 20, 2011 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  11. Captain Kirk

    Hold on Scotty, I think I heard this planet has drag queens and something called Walmarts with pizza. This needs further investigation.

    October 20, 2011 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  12. Captain Kirk

    Beam me up Scotty, too many boring trolls on this planet.

    October 20, 2011 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  13. @Beautiful Vixen

    Watch how she will come on n say ...o i just go on here n just got this msg. jsut like when missy play the missing days n sum1 trolling her. peace is just like her sis...old ho..lmao

    October 20, 2011 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  14. @Beautiful Vixen

    C how u can't trust ppl on here. peace would have been on u wht on rice be4. I'm i not correct to say so peace? lmao

    October 20, 2011 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  15. Beautiful Vixen

    Yes Peace.. remember that one convo with Fern and troll balls..lmao. What kinda of balls will you be giving out? Trolls balls..yummy.. It's really me (beautiful vixen) girl..Wrap those balls in smoked bacon and what a snack...oh can we please have on cheddar on that! Lmfao!!. Good night 😉

    October 19, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  16. @peace

    U give out pop corn balls and dress up ? U are a real nice person. Where do u live. I want to trick or treat at ur house !

    October 19, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Beautiful Vixen

    @Peace..i'll fly in from NJ on hallow's night. I don't care for kids. They talk too much and make too much noise. Can we cook them up and feed them to the trolls?

    October 19, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Peace

    @ Louise, I also like her costume from HocusPocus. I would love to have it for Halloween pm to pass out popcorn balls. (I dress like wicked witch every year for my lil' ghosts & goblins!) @ guest19, That movie is a tear jerker, but, good! I think the auction will do well.

    October 19, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Athena

    Still listen to her songs The Rose and also Wind beneath my wings. Confident the auction will fetch a large sum for her beloved project.

    October 19, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  20. guest19

    Loved her in the movie "Beaches".

    October 19, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  21. guest19

    Too bad I don't have any use for her fancy clothes LOL

    October 19, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Rita

    To all the haters: SHUT THE HELL UP!!! Ms. Midler is very talented actress and terrific singer. "Do You Want To Dance" is one of her best songs. I just love it!! So just shut the F*** UP!!!

    October 19, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  23. radioactive redhead

    Why would I want a piece of used clothing from Bette Midler? I couldn't stand her screeching as a child, let alone do I want a manifestation of such a horrid event

    October 19, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  24. LiLO Update

    Did you hear? Lindsay Lohan was taken into custody again today for a parole violation. Someone posted a 100,000 dollar bond for the starlet. She failed to meet her obligation of helping out in a womens shelter. The judge said they wanted to jail Ms Lohan for her repeated probation violations but it would do no good. Due to jail overcrowding the judge was sure the county sheriff would just release her. As punishment, Lohan was taken into custody until a 100,000 bond could be met. She was also ordered to serve community service time at a local morgue.

    October 19, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Alfonso M

    Drag Queens rejoice!

    October 19, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  26. charlotte

    I saw her live on Broadway several years back. She is a gigantor. A giiiiiiiiant hippopotamus. Her horrendous singing almost left the audience sick to their stomach.

    October 19, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Louise

    I loved her witch costume in Hocus Pocus. She is a tiny woman. Gaga should look into this.

    October 19, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • gah

      i just watched that over the weekend. loved it as a kid. rewatched it and realized Binx was McGee 🙂

      October 20, 2011 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  28. important scientist

    She sure has a screachy hollerring singing voice. When I am doing important scientific experiments in the laboratory if she comes on the radio I have to turn it off. The howler monkeys all think she is wanting to mate with them and stuff.

    October 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  29. mk jp

    Plus I be her clothes wouldnt fit. She is such a big fat thing and all.

    October 19, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • pmn

      Ok...that is just mean spirited. Have some class and hold your tongue. She a beautiful, talented, funny woman.

      October 20, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  30. mk jp

    I dont want any of her old used stuff. I can get brand new stuff cheaper at Walmart. Plus some of the Walmarts even have a pizza place there.

    October 19, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |

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