Photo by Allan Warren
David Cassidy didn't raise a lot of money for his charity of choice when he was a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice considering he was the first star to go on his season. But now he seems to have what sounds like a much more solid plan for bringing in some bucks for the Alzheimer’s Association — he's putting some of his personal belongings up on the auction block. And it's all in honor of his mother, Eveyln Ward, who recently passed away after suffering from severe dementia for seven years.
Partridge Family fans will definitely "Get Happy" when they hear what they can get their hands on. There are some eye-popping sequined jumpsuits (think fat Elvis style but a whole lot skinnier). Of course, he was about 120 pounds when they were made, so if you want to wear one out for Halloween, you might want to start your diet now.
The costumes span the '70s and range from a white, fringed pantsuit to a bedazzled grown-up "onesie” that features flashy flames licking at the legs and hips. Yes, it's as tacky and glorious as it sounds. And all of the outfits were made by the legendary country-western designer Nudie.
And for anyone who's been dying to her "I Think I Love You Live," there's more good news. David is currently on the road with Micky Dolenz of the Monkees and Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits, making middle-aged women feel like teenage girls all over again.
The items are part of a bigger auction called "Music Icons" being run by Julien's Auctions. So there's plenty of other memorabilia on hand like Johnny Cash's shoe molds, Elvis Presley's Jailhouse Rock trousers, Cher's costume jewelry, Andy Warhol's Polaroid camera, Madonna's Dick Tracy cape and even a turntable owned by John Lennon.
The event will be held on May 18th at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City. So if you're out of the area, hop on your boldly painted bus and hit the road before it's too late. Or you can just bid online at JuliensLive.com.
And watch David Cassidy present the collection on the Today show here: