Cher’s love letter to her mother

From left: Cher and her mother, Georgia Holt, in 1946; Holt with daughters Cher, 9, and Georganne, 4, in 1955; Cher and Holt in “Dear Mom, Love Cher.”
From left: Cher and her mother, Georgia Holt, in 1946; Holt with daughters Cher, 9, and Georganne, 4, in 1955; Cher and Holt in “Dear Mom, Love Cher.”Photos (left and middle) courtesy of Georgia Holt; Michael Lavine

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Dear Mom, Love Cher” is an awfully sweet gesture, which arrives on the eve of Mother’s Day. Cher is a good daughter to Georgia Holt, and it’s pointless to resist her good will in sharing the spotlight and giving big public props to her mother. OK, so the rest of her family lives in the shadow of the glitzy, bellowing, tart-mouthed, surgically reconstituted, drag-queen-inspiring, bad-boy-loving, fashion-forward-forward, farewell-tour-addicted, mononymous, unsinkable, sympathetic, and always fabulous diva. We all live in the shadow of Cher, right?

The visual anchor of “Dear Mom, Love Cher” is Holt bookended by her two daughters on a long couch. The three women tell stories that are clearly beloved and oft-repeated in their family.

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