SEQUINS AND BUGLE BEADS
The Cher auction is all anyone in LA is talking about these days. Friday through Monday all her dark gothic furniture, art, costumes, and memorabilia are on display at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and admission is FREE ! Curators told us the Bob Mackie costumes were stimulating the most interest. He had been storing them all through the years for Cher. Everything from her Laverne leopard TV outfit to the skimpy black sequin g-string she wore in the navy boat video, plus assorted sequin belly button covers from the early years were on display. Most surprising was the level of misbehavior of fans and looky-loos. The curators were afflutter trying to stop teenagers from jumping on Cher’s bed, families lounging on velvet couches, men from putting their feet up on her desk, and EVERYONE from fingering her costumes and trying to see if they’d fit. A giddy man was caught moving a form so he could stand behind it and his friend could take a picture with his head on top of a dress. Not a lot of respect – but tons of fun.