As you may know, Debbie Reynold’s had one of THE great costume collections in Hollywood and next month the finale auction of the collection will take place. In anticipation, Debbie is posting pics and tidbits on her new blog, like this entry from yesterday:
“These costumes remind me of a great film and a wonderful party given by Paul Allen who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates. He flew Carrie, Todd and my granddaughter, Billie from Los Angeles to Venice, Italy to attend a costume ball. Todd wore the costume worn by Leslie Howard in the 1936 film, Romeo and Juliet. Carrie wore Norma Shearer’s gown. I did everyone’s makeup – all my years of training at MGM came in handy that night! I am wearing a costume from Conquest.” –Debbie Reynolds
From the auction catalogue, left to right: Black silk velvet period gown with long dome sleeves; Tan long sleeve period dress with train; Dark green velvet short puff sleeve, worn by Katherine DeMille as “Rosaline” when Leslie Howard steals a kiss at the masquerade party.
The Debbie Reynolds’ auction will take place on May 17th and 18th, 2014. You can now pre-order The Final Auction catalog and find out more here.