Debbie Reynolds: The Auction

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For over 50 years screen legend Debbie Reynolds has been collecting and preserving Hollywood costumes and props from Academy Award winning films including Gone With the Wind, Ben Hur, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music and Casablanca. This colossal collection includes garments designed by Travilla, Travis Banton and Edith Head some of the industry’s most renowned costume designers and were worn by film icons Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Charlton Heston, Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Gene Kelly, Richard Burton and more.

The Debbie Reynolds Collection is deemed to be the most significant collection of Hollywood costumes and props since the liquidation of the MGM and FOX studios in the 1970’s. The entire collection contains over 3,500 costumes, 20,000 original photographs, several thousand original movie posters, original costume sketches and hundreds of key props from film history. Profiles in History plans to sell this massive collection through a series of auctions starting with this one on June 18, 2011.

There will be almost 600 of Debbie’s very best and most historic costumes and props including the most famous costume in screen history with an estimated value of 1 to 2 million dollars, Marilyn Monroe's ‘subway’ dress from The Seven-Year Itch. Other highlights include:

- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century-Fox, 1953) Marilyn Monroe costume worn as Lorelei Lee: signature red sequin dress from “Just Two Little Girls from Little Rock” opening musical number, designed by Travilla.

- The Sound of Music (20th Century-Fox, 1965) Julie Andrews brown jumper and blouse with original guitar, from “Do-Re-Mi”.

- Charlie Chaplin “Tramp character” signature bowler top hat.

- The Wizard of Oz (MGM, 1939) Judy Garland’s “Dorothy” original blue and white gingham test dress with puff-sleeved white blouse from the first two weeks of filming, designed by Adrian, plus the matching fabled ruby slippers in the “Arabian test” pattern.

- Ben-Hur (MGM, 1959) Charlton Heston signature tunic, robe, and accessories for the grand procession into Rome.

- Mary of Scotland (RKO, 1934) Katharine Hepburn key red velvet and gold trimmed gown designed by Walter Plunkett.

- My Fair Lady (Warner Bros., 1964) Audrey Hepburn “Eliza Doolittle” signature ivory ribbon embroidery lace Ascot dress and hat designed by Cecil Beaton; Hepburn’s single most recognizable and remarkable outfit from any of her films.

- Singin’ in the Rain (MGM, 1952) Gene Kelly herringbone wool 3-piece suit by Walter Plunkett from “I’m Singin’ in the Rain” iconic musical number.

- There’s No Business Like Show Business (20th Century-Fox, 1954) Marilyn Monroe black, white and pink, tropical-print “Heat wave” dress and hat by Travilla.

- Blood & Sand (Paramount, 1922) Rudolph Valentino ‘suit of lights’ matador costume, the most iconic wardrobe from any of his films; designed by Travis Banton.

- Cleopatra (Paramount, 1934) Claudette Colbert signature royal boudoir gown of gold lamé and marquis-emerald trim, designed by Travis Banton.

- River of No Return (20th Century-Fox, 1954) Marilyn Monroe saloon girl costume of beaded yellow charmeuse with red scroll trim designed by Travilla, complete with all the accessories.

- To Catch a Thief (Paramount, 1955) Grace Kelly and Cary Grant key costumes by Edith Head, from the romantic scenic drive in a convertible overlooking Cannes.

- Taming of the Shrew (United Artists, 1929) Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Mary Pickford elaborate court costumes, hers is a peach silk velvet Empire gown with silver lace and bullion decoration by Irene Sharaff, and his is a black and gold tunic with gold lamé shirt and decorated cuffs, together with matching hat and yellow-lined boots.

And much, much more.
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The Idle Class original Charlie Chaplin Lobby Card572 - The Idle Class original Charlie Chaplin Lobby Card
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Baby Take a Bow original Danish one-sheet poster for early Shirley Temple film573 - Baby Take a Bow original Danish one-sheet poster for early Shirley Temple film
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The Cat’s Paw original Swedish one-sheet poster for Harold Lloyd comedy574 - The Cat’s Paw original Swedish one-sheet poster for Harold Lloyd comedy
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The Cat’s Paw original Swedish one-sheet poster for Harold Lloyd comedy. (Fox Film Corp., 1934) Folded unrestored original Swedish 27.5” x 39.5” ston
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Bright Eyes original Swedish one-sheet poster for early Shirley Temple film575 - Bright Eyes original Swedish one-sheet poster for early Shirley Temple film
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Charlie Chan in London original Swedish one-sheet poster576 - Charlie Chan in London original Swedish one-sheet poster
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Charlie Chan in London original Swedish one-sheet poster. (Fox Film Corp., 1934) Folded unrestored original Swedish 27.5” x 39.5” stone-lithograph po
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Original portrait artwork of Jean Harlow577 - Original portrait artwork of Jean Harlow
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The Woman in the Window original 1944 U.S. one-sheet poster578 - The Woman in the Window original 1944 U.S. one-sheet poster
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The Woman in the Window original 1944 U.S. one-sheet poster. (RKO, 1944) Folded unrestored original U.S. 27” x 41” one-sheet poster for one of the gr
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Rope original 14” x 36” insert poster for Alfred Hitchcock film579 - Rope original 14” x 36” insert poster for Alfred Hitchcock film
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Niagara original 14” x 36” insert poster for Marilyn Monroe film580 - Niagara original 14” x 36” insert poster for Marilyn Monroe film
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Niagara original 14” x 36” insert poster for Marilyn Monroe film. (TCF, 1953) Linen-backed Fine to Very Fine U.S. insert-sized poster depicting Maril
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Niagara original 22” x 28” half-sheet poster for Marilyn Monroe film581 - Niagara original 22” x 28” half-sheet poster for Marilyn Monroe film
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Niagara original 22” x 28” half-sheet poster for Marilyn Monroe film. (TCF, 1953) Rolled, unbacked and entirely unrestored original U.S. 22” x 28” ha
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Walter Plunkett costume sketch for Stewart Granger for Moonfleet582 - Walter Plunkett costume sketch for Stewart Granger for Moonfleet
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Edith Head costume sketch of Debbie Reynolds from The Pleasure of His Company583 - Edith Head costume sketch of Debbie Reynolds from The Pleasure of His Company
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Edith Head costume sketch of Debbie Reynolds from The Pleasure of His Company. (Paramount, 1961) Original costume design sketch by Edith Head accompli
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The Singing Nun complete Lobby-Card Set of 8 plus collection of (14) oversize stills584 - The Singing Nun complete Lobby-Card Set of 8 plus collection of (14) oversize stills
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The Singing Nun complete Lobby-Card Set of 8 plus collection of (14) oversize stills . (MGM, 1966) Complete fine to near-mint Lobby-Card set of 8, fe
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Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope original U.S. six-sheet poster585 - Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope original U.S. six-sheet poster
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Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope original U.S. six-sheet poster. (TCF, 1977) Linen-backed original 77” x 78” U.S. six-sheet poster for international
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Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope rolled 1978 “Happy Birthday” U.S. one-sheet poster586 - Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope rolled 1978 “Happy Birthday” U.S. one-sheet poster
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