June 14, 2011
This week only at the Paley’s Center For Media in Beverly Hills, CA presented by Profiles in History an auction of historic proportion will take place, it’s the screen legend Debbie Reynolds’ personal Collection of movie memorabilia and if you’re in the SoCal area the week of June 13th-17th 2011, I heartily encourage you to visit this once in a lifetime opportunity to view up close and personal, one of the rarest and most amazing collections of movie memorabilia ever seen in Cinematic history! It will be the first time over 100 of the most beloved and iconic costumes from 1912 – 2012 in a single exhibition will be showcased to the public. From; Marilyn Monroe’s famous white dress from the “Subway Scene” in the Seven Year Itch and Judy Garland’s “Dorothy” Dress and Original (not seen in the movie) Ruby Red Slippers from the Wizard of Oz to Julie Andrews’ brown jumper dress from Sound of Music and Tom Hanks’ tuxedo from, Big, and well….just about everything else you can imagine in between. There’s something to see for everyone, but especially if you’re a classic movie fan, it’s an over the moon delight!
George Lucas said, “As a filmmaker and a lover of cinema, I have always appreciated the many disciplines that go into making a film – the props, the costumes, all the aspects that come together to make the whole as great as the sum of its parts. I have archived all the important pieces from my own films, and I am a staunch believer it’s important that we all make an effort to preserve our cinematic heritage – before it’s too late.
Fortunately for all of us, Debbie Reynolds has collected a wonderful array of costumes, and artifacts from her own personal cinematic history. As a shining star from one of the industry’s most vibrant periods, her private collection is a holy grail of screen memorabilia and an intimate glimpse into Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Thanks to Debbie, these iconic pieces are intact and in excellent condition – a rarity in an industry too often driven by the Next Big Thing, rather than by respect for its past. As time passes, there are fewer opportunities for fans to avail themselves – firsthand – of this rich heritage, and I hope that true cinema-philes will see this collection for what it is: a treasure.”
Here are Some of my personal faves! Although I really can’t choose, cuz I love them all! Audrey Hepburn’s, Eliza Doolittle dress from My Fair Lady, The car from Monkey Business starring Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe, and Debbie’s own flapper dress from Singing in the Rain.