Dastardly thieves have made off with a piece of Broadway history:
A piece of luggage that was holding a famous dress bound for the Smithsonian Museum was taken from Broadway and film actress Carol Channing as she arrived at the Renaissance Hollywood hotel on Thursday, police said.
Channing — who won a Tony Award for her starring role in “Hello, Dolly!” — was entering the hotel, which is located at 1755 N. Highland Ave., around 12:30 p.m. when a suspect stole the took the bag, said Officer Jason Lee of the Los Angeles Police Department media relations office.
So if you have any information concerning its whereabouts please tip off the authorities before it ends up on the Russian black market. In other news, the dress worn by Leslie Caron to last week’s Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards remains undisturbed. For now.
UDPATED: Carol Channing’s dress has been returned by a homeless person, no doubt after he read this blog post.