A lot of really bittersweet Hollywood memorabilia will be coming for auction this fall. Profiles in History just announced the Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds personal property auction starting September 23 in Los Angeles. Over 1500 lots will be available for collectors and fans and will take place in Profiles in History’s Calabasas location and online. Pre-order a limited edition catalog now, as they are sure to sell out.
“It is truly a great privilege for us at Profiles in History to be holding this auction – Debbie and Carrie were both dear friends for many years,” said Joe Maddalena, CEO of Profiles in History. “I hope fans from around the world have an opportunity to acquire a memento from their remarkable lives and careers. They are both missed.”
Todd Fisher, Carrie Fisher’s brother and Debbie Reynolds’ son said,
“My mother and sister were magnificent collectors, they amassed an amazing and diverse collection in their lifetimes. The size and scope of their collection rivals most museums. So in keeping with my mother’s wishes we have decided to share part of their magnificent collection with all their friends and fans.”
Among the items up for bid:
- Carrie Fisher’s life size “Princess Leia” with blaster statue in a vintage wooden phone booth. This is the figure that was featured by Fisher in her in her World of Wonder/HBO special Wishful Drinking and the documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
- Debbie Reynolds’ screen used “Kathy Seldon” lavender silk chiffon dress from the “You Were Meant For Me” musical sqeunce in Singin’ in the Rain.
- Carrie Fisher’s on-set chair with personalized chair back that is embroidered “Star Wars: The Saga Continues” used on Return of the Jedi.
- Debbie Reynolds’ screen used “Annie” two piece stage costume from Annie Get Your Gun.
- Carrie Fisher’s life size C-3PO with electronic lighting elements.
- Debbie Reynolds’ stage worn “Molly Brown” costume from the iconic “Belly Up to the Bar, Boys” music number in The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
- Carrie Fisher’s life sized bronze, limited edition Yoda statue by Lawrence A. Noble.
- Debbie Reynolds’ pair of replica Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz.
- Carrie Fisher’s vintage original 1978 Kenner Star Wars Princess Leia action figure, still in it’s original packaging.
- Debbie Reynolds’ acoustic guitar from her stage shows in Las Vegas.
- A hand carved Egyptian harp used in Cleopatra that is from Debbie’s Hollywood memorabilia collection.
- Carrie Fisher’s Biedermeier-style writing desk with faux drawer and cabinet front.
- A suite of ornately carved antique Art Deco furniture from Carrie Fisher’s childhood playhouse on the property of her family’s Beverly Hills home.
- Edward G. Robinson’s personal Benson & Hedges humidor on matching table from the collection of Debbie Reynolds.
- Carrie Fisher’s eclectic collection of re-purposed vintage novelty signs and store displays showcasing her trademark sense of humor.
- Debbie Reynolds’ personal, rare, vintage original half sheet movie poster for Singin’ in the Rain signed by Debbie and inscribed to her by Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor.
- Landmark collection of vintage motion picture cameras and lenses including Francis Ford Coppola’s cameras from The Godfather and Apocalypse Now.
To see some of these items, go here.