Memories to Cher

 

WE love you, Cher. But do we love you enough to spend $US800 ($A1000) for your high school yearbook?

Or $US700 ($A935) for a pair of Sonny’s brown fur boots, or up to $US6000 ($A8000) for one of your many Bob Mackie-designed gowns?Probably the answer will be a resounding “Yes” because buying celebrity “artefacts” is a current Hollywood rage and there were even bidders recently for a bottle of Marilyn Monroe’s nosedrops.

Now Cher, a self-declared pack rat, has decided to unload hundreds of items from a print of Herb Ritts’ famed poster of her lower back tattoo to big pieces of Gothic-style furniture, a Bentley and a Hummer complete with an autographed camouflage helmet while she is still alive.

“I have no idea who will buy this stuff and it is kind of strange we are doing the auction because mostly it is done when people are dead,” Cher said in an interview ahead of next week’s sale at the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel conducted by Sotheby’s and Julien’s Auctions.

The singer/actress has lived a life celebrating make-overs. She has been a blonde, a brunette, straight-haired and frizzy, with onstage appearances ranging from nearly naked to elaborately gowned.

She’s been a TV star, an Oscar-winning film actress, a chart-topping pop singer, and she conducted a farewell tour that never seemed to end.

Now she wants to start over again, at least with home furnishings and other possessions.

So she is getting rid of most of the Gothic furniture and paintings that decorated her Malibu mansion for years.

Everything goes from floor lamps to arm chairs to the crucifixes hanging on the wall but nothing new goes in until Cher figures out what to do next next.

Auctioneer Darren Julien said Cher is considering redecorating in a Moroccan-Tibetan style, but she insists she is undecided.

The 783 items up for sale are expected to fetch more than $US1 million ($A1.33 million), according to Julien. Part of the proceeds will go to provide better helmets for troops in Iraq.

Cher said her philosophy is simple: “You don’t have to keep everything. I took everything out of storage and you can’t believe the stuff we found, paintings from the first house I had with Sonny (the late Sonny Bono, her ex-husband and former singing partner) and all my children’s Halloween costumes.”

Among them was a Leroy Neiman painting of herself, Sonny and their daughter Chastity done in 1971 in loud acrylic yellows and greens from photos of the happy family, not from a pose. It is expected to fetch between $US4000 ($A5300) and $6000 ($A8000).

While Cher is not certain how many dresses she is selling, she says she knows what she is keeping. “I am keeping the dresses that are special to me,” she said.

They include the vamp dress she wore when she made the cover of Time magazine, the dress she wore when she won her best actress Oscar in 1988 for Moonstruck, and the red, white and blue dress she wore when she was kicked out of the London Hilton in 1965.

Yes, kicked out of the Hilton hotel.

In 1965, when Sonny and Cher were just getting started, they were asked to leave the Hilton because their attire was too hip the incident received wide publicity and helped boost sales of the couple’s best-known song I Got You Babe.

“That was an important moment,” Cher said.

Among the other items she is keeping are a series of religious paintings that she likes, especially one of Jesus in a caftan.

And oh, yes. She is also keeping a letter of apology sent recently by the Hilton Hotel chain for throwing her out of their London establishment.

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19 Responses to Memories to Cher

  1. Jan Wilson

    Hey Cher, guess the Hilton Hotel had to apologise to you all these years later, after all they are holding the auction of your beautiful belongings in their hotel over in America and of course reaping the benefits of that event!!!!! Perhaps you should frame the letter and put it in a place specially designated to it – possibly the smallest room in the house!!!!!!!! And YES Cher fans would love to be able to buy your things at auction. I do hope you get really good prices for everything (which of course you will), then the various people and charities you are making donations to will once again benefit. GO GIRL. You are a brilliant, warm hearted, generous person. Hurry up and release your new album and put your fans out of their misery – PLEASE. Jan one of your MANY U.K fans. JANJONIC@aol.com

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  2. Sara

    Dang Cher! I didn’t know you got kicked out. Well at least the are apologizing to you^_^ for all those years(Hee Hee!)^_^ Hey Jan give Cher a moment to get all the songs otherwise it will sound like Crap! >_

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  3. EDUARDO

    OH MY GOD I WOULD LIKE TO BUY AT LEAST ONE OF THOSE THINGS, I DONT CARE HOW EXPENSIVE THEY R…

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  4. Sara

    It so hard to get Cher’s belongings hmm>_

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  5. t.j

    WOW!!! 800 bucks 4 a high school year book?? but u know its worth it bcoz it belonged to cher!!
    ^_^ and i really want to buy one of those cher belongings!!!even tho. they r a bit hard to get !!

    and whoa cher! they kicked you out!! i never thaught any one would be able to kick CHER out!!
    but yea they are apologising to you now!! hehe ^_^ LUV YA CHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

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  6. t.j

    heehee yea jan we want cher’s new album to be gr8!! and im sure it will be , i mean anything that cher sings is always the best!!

    and oh sara,,do you know where lilcher dissapeared??^_^

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  7. Jan Wilson

    Hey Sara, Cher could NEVER sound like crap!!!! For heavens sake girl, without wishing to be rude, the woman did how many nights during her Farewell Tour???? Are we going to say she never felt a bit off colour during the whole time???? No of course not. We all have off-days yet she went on and did it. O.K she cancelled a few nights, but then went and added further nights to accomodate the people who she had to let down through ill-health. Anyway, I will re-iterate what I have said already, can’t wait for the new album. I am sure it will be just as brilliant and worth waiting for as all the rest of her things have been. Would be good if it could be bought out before Christmas then, you guessed it, someone can get it for me for a pressie. Have a lovely time Cher shopping for your new things for your house. I am sure they will be as beautiful as the things you are auctioning soon. Hope the Hilton Hotel is squirming with embarassment, as well they should be! Let’s face it Cher, they have had years to apologise. Best wishes. Jan – U.K fan. JANJONIC@aol.com

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  8. t.j

    YES JAN!! we all know that cher would NEVER EVER sound like crap! NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER!!!!!! but i think that Sara was just kiding! 🙂 werent you Sara?? (heehee) and im sure the album is going to sound GREAT!! we all know that! 🙂

    LUV YA CHER!!!
    🙂

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  9. Jan Wilson

    Hey guys, if you go to http://www.cherstyle.com and click on the website for the auction of Cher’s belongings which is on ebay, crikey I am amazed. There are 16 pages and it is all so BEAUTIFUL. Way out of my little british price range unfortunately, but hopefully whoever bids on these things will enjoy owning them as much as the lady herself has. I hope Cher you get what you want for these things, you certainly deserve to especially as some of it is going to a good cause. Your house must be empty now – still enjoy filling it up again. Best wishes. Jan JANJONIC@aol.com

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  10. Eric

    Besides the album does Cher plan on doing any films….I watched “Come back to the five and dime” this weekend and “Mask” she is such a talented actress as well as singer. I did see something about a film called “in the pink” or something like that , that is in pre-production anyone know anything about it.

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  11. Jan Wilson

    Hi Eric, I don’t think Cher finished up doing the film ‘Pink’. Don’t think she liked or got on with one of the other actresses. That is what I read in one of our silly papers over here somewhere. Can’t remember which one. Just been looking at the beautiful things on the internet again, crikey wish I had won the lottery this week, trouble is I would spend most of it buying Cher things. Her car is absolutely beautiful, a year old. Starting bid $128,000. Mind you it is a Bentley Coupe. Oh well, keep doing the lottery and DREAM. I too have got all of Cher’s films and music DVD’s and of course Videos. Last night she was singing her head off in my kitchen where I have a humungous stack of CD’s and Tapes of hers. You cannot beat her music or her voice and of course she is a very talented actress. Jan JANJONIC@aol.com

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  12. Sara

    Hey! Eric Yeah Yeah! she was some rich lady that was treated like crap…No she wasn’t treated like crap>___

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  13. Sara

    Hey! my words got eaten -_- thats Sucks!

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  14. Eric

    Thank you Jan and Sara. Ok, can you tell me what happened to the TV movie version of “Mame”
    has that been called off too……..?

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  15. Jan Wilson

    Hey Cher fans, are you like me burning the midnight oil watching Cher’s beautiful things being sold for masses of money????? Crikey, they sure are selling for way over the prices they are being estimated at. Good for you Cher! They are absolutely beautiful and look so ‘right’ in your gorgeous home. Good luck. Oh by the way, no sign of the letter of apology – hope you put it where it belongs – smallest room in the house. Jan – U.K JANJONIC@aol.com

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  16. Sebastian

    guys cher is the better person in this world, well i dont now how to write english very (im chilean) well but cher is almost a godess please continue BELIVING in her and i promise you would FIND SOMEONE XD well take care of your selfes good bye

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  17. Bernardo

    Well, I live in Brazil and I only bacame knowing ’bout the auction only last week. If I knew ’bout this before I would go to U.S. to buy everything from Cher…
    Can someone tell me if this website is american or australian? If someone know… plese tell me. Only let a commentary here…
    Thanks,
    Bernardo

    DO U BELIEVE?

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  18. Bernardo

    Cher a melhor de todas!!! Cher, eu te amo!!!

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  19. Bernardo

    Well, I live in Brazil and I only bacame knowing ’bout the auction only last week. If I knew ’bout this before I would go to U.S. to buy everything from Cher…
    Can someone tell me if this website is american or australian? If someone know… plese tell me. Only let a commentary here…
    Thanks,
    Bernardo.

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