Live and online, the estate of the late great comedienne and fashion icon (DON’T GIVE ME THAT SIDE-EYE) Phyllis Diller will be auctioned off Sunday, September 22 by Julien’s of Beverly Hills. And among the usual old lady bric-a-brac consisting of sconces and porcelain figurines and little enamel boxes are ALL OF HER wacky wigs and over-the-top stage costumes, gloriously preserved. You really need to thumb through some of the marvels. How much would you think a collection of kooky hats worn on ’70s game shows would go for? Tens of thousands of dollars, right? Maybe A MILLION? Well you’re wrong. The entire lot is only expected to fetch a hundred dollars. A HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR A PIECE OF HISTORY! Insanity. I know the pieces I’ll be bidding on. But I’m not telling. I’ve literally been waiting for this since her Scooby Doo appearances. (via Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills)
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Superstar hat designer Philip Treacy scored big at the Michael Jackson auction at Julien’s of Beverly Hills the other night, purchasing this crazy-creepy fetish cyborg mask designed by Dennis Tompkins and Michael Lee Bush and signed by the late singer. ”I love it!” he posted on Facebook, saying, “I was so lucky to see Michael Jackson opening his show in Wembley stadium wearing this mask emerging from a rocket!” It’s a spectacular get, no doubt about it, but it reminds me of a particularly terrifying episode of Josie and the Pussycats that’s been haunting me since the early ’70s, so I’m not sure I could ever own it. Good for Philip, though, if can handle it. Pleasant dreams, dude.