Life is a cabaret, now you can buy Liza's hat

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Liza Minnelli's signature "Cabaret" bowler hat, boots and halter top vest are going up for auction in a sale.
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Liza Minnelli, whose belongings are going up for auction, said she was selling to downsize her life.

Liza Minnelli’s signature “Cabaret” bowler hat, boots and halter top vest are going up for auction in a sale of more than 1,000 lots belonging to the singer, her mother Judy Garland and movie director father Vincente Minnelli.

California auction house Profiles in History announced that the “Love, Liza” auction in May, the first from Minnelli’s vast personal collection, would also include her 1971 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow as well as her hand-annotated shooting script for “Cabaret.”

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

Price estimates have yet to be determined as auctioneers sort through the collection that Minnelli has assembled over decades.

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,” the actress said in a statement.

The two-day sale will take place in Calabasas, near Los Angeles, at a date to be announced in late May and will be preceded by a free public exhibition in Beverly Hills from April 4-29th, the auction house said.

“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.

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