Reynolds, Fisher collectibles up for auction, home for sale
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 02, 2017,
Jun 02, 2017, 18:08
Their three-and-a-half acre Beverly Hills estate where they lived in separate houses is listed for 18 million dollars (£14 million) and has a tennis court and swimming pool.
And also a liife-size C-3PO and bronze Yoda statue. Items going under the hammer include Debbie's personal pair of ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz", Carrie's on-set chair used in "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" which is embroidered with the words "Star Wars: The Saga Continues", the two-piece stage costume Debbie wore in "Annie Get Your Gun", and a life-size model of the robot C-3PO from the "Star Wars' franchise, which was owned by Carrie". Reynolds suffered a severe stroke on 28 December and died at Cedars Sinai medical center hours later, aged 84.
Reynolds opened a museum for her collection in Las Vegas in 1995, but it ran into financial difficulty and closed. As we know, Debbie Reynolds was a keen collector of Hollywood memorabilia, but had in recent years been forced to sell some of her most prized possessions.
The items for sale in September represent the last of Reynolds' Hollywood hoard.
"My mother and sister were magnificent collectors, they amassed an wonderful and diverse collection in their lifetimes", Reynolds' son Todd Fisher said in the statement. "They amassed an incredible and diverse collection in their lifetimes".
More than 1,500 lots will be auctioned in what is expected to be a sale lasting several days, Profiles in History said. "So in keeping with my mother's wishes we have chose to share part of their magnificent collection with all their friends and fans".
Also, portions of the proceeds of the auction will benefit two charities: The Thalians, founded by Reynolds in the '50s to tackle mental-health stigmas, and the Jed Foundation, chosen by Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd for its dedication to suicide prevention.