Barbra Streisand auctioning items


Barbra Streisand is parting with performance costumes, paintings, furniture and vintage collectibles to benefit her charity.

Streisand plans to auction her personal items on Oct. 17 and 18 in Beverly Hills and donate the proceeds to the Streisand Foundation, which supports women's, children's, environmental and political causes.

Highlights from the sale -- which includes costumes from "Funny Lady" and "Meet the Fockers" -- will be exhibited aboard the Queen Mary II this month and then in Ireland and New York before landing at the Beverly Hilton hotel, where the auction will be conducted by Julien's Auctions.