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Gay History For Sale – Bette Midler To Auction Off Continental Baths Performace Dress

Looking for the perfect Gay Christmas Gift?

How about the actual dress that Bette Midler wore  at the beginning of her career while performing at the Continental Baths in New York City with Barry Manilow?.

Bette Midler is donating  items of her wardrobe, original posters and gold and platnum albums to support the New York Restoration Project, which Bette founded  in 1995 with a portion of the money going to help New York City’s project to plant 1 million new trees by 2017..

Among the outfits are a mermaid costume worn during her latest Las Vegas run, a showgirl costume, the black and white Valentino gown she wore to the Oscars in 1992 and a jumpsuit from her 1979 Divine Madness tour

The items can be viewed at Julien’s Auctions gallery in Beverly Hills at 9665 Wilshire Boulevard from 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday starting Monday October 31st through Friday, November 11th when the auction goes live and you can view the online catalog by clicking HERE.

It’s time like this I WISH we had a National LGBT History Museum.  The Continetal Baths dress alone is priceless. 

But since we don’t my Birthday IS next month if anyone is interested in getting me a little something.  PLEASE!?


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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