Debbie Reynolds Memorabilia Collection Up For Auction
Debbie Reynolds’ movie memorabilia collection will be up for auction Saturday, according to a story published by the Huffington Post.
The auction, open to auction bidders only, will feature about seven hundred pieces from Reynolds' collection. Experts predict the first auction will bring in about $4-6 million, the Los Angeles Times reports.
According to the Daily Mail, Reynolds said she decided to put the items up for auction after realizing there was no interest in building a museum to put the pieces on permanent display. “I'm heartbroken. I don't want to see the collection broken up. It should stay intact. It's a real shame but that's the way it's going to be,” Reynolds added.
Before Saturday’s auction, the public can see part of Reynolds’ collection at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills. Memorabilia from the collection includes costumes worn by Ginger Rogers and Rita Hayworth, furniture props used by Katharine Hepburn and Greta Garbo, and also a car.
Reynolds, who has been purchasing memorabilia for more than 50 years, gathered items for her collection from Academy Award winning films. According to the Huffington Post, the Paley Center calls Reynolds’ collection "the world’s most significant collection of Hollywood memorabilia."