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Lot 0019
Important Handpainted Blouse gifted to Hildegarde Loretta Sell by Liberace. Including photo of Liberace Handpainting the blouse for Hildegarde. She was an inspiration for Liberace, who once acknowledged her influence on his performances: "Hildegarde was perhaps the most famous supper-club entertainer who ever lived. I used to absorb all the things she was doing, all the showmanship she created. It was marvelous to watch her, wearing elegant gowns, surrounded with roses and playing with white gloves on. They used to literally roll out the red carpet for her". Also included in the lot is a handwritten note from Hildegarde to the consignor confirming the authenticity of the blouse. Provenance: Private Sarasota Florida collection.

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