Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Bette Midler Auctions Cher's Gift
A pair of vintage platform shoes given to Bette Midler by Cher will be one of hundreds of items being auctioned by Midler.
Bette Midler will auction hundreds of her personal items on 12th November. One item is a pair of shoes given to "The Divine Miss M" by fellow singer-actress Cher.
The item's description reads, "A pair of vintage platform shoes with navy leather straps by Catalano. The shoes are completely covered in a rainbow of crystals. A copy of the remix LP Bette Midler I’m Beautiful, featuring the shoe on the cover of the album, is included with this lot."
Bette Midler tells the story of how she gained possession of the shoes; "These were given to me by Cher in the early 1970s. They were sensational, but a bit hard to walk in without falling down, so I put them on display in my house. Visitors were mesmerized."
Listed as "Lot 251 of 301", with a starting bid price of $250, the shoe's estimate price is "$500 - $700."
The auction will be hosted by "Julien's Auctions" (previously used by Cher) on Saturday 12th November 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.