Debbie Reynold’s auction of over 300 costumes and props from her Hollywood memorabilia collection happens tomorrow, and if I had a spare $2,000 lying around, Nina Foch’s wine crepe cape from The Ten Commandments would be mine (and this blog would become a lot less diverse as I’d never take it off)!
Reynold’s collection is amazing – she has Marylin Monroe’s famous white dress from The Seven Year Itch, Judy Garland’s “test dress” for playing Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz, and Ingrid Bergman’s suit of armor from Joan of Arc.
What’s even more amazing, given the breadth of the sale catalogue (download a copy here), is that Reynolds is only selling around 10% of her collection. She has to be the most prolific movie memorabilia preservationist there is. And what ties the bow on this giant box of awesome? All the proceeds are dedicated to the planned Hollywood Motion Picture Museum. Museum funding just makes me all tingly.
What piece from Reynold’s collection would you bid on if you had the money and an appropriate hermetically sealed vault to store it in?