The big auction of Debbie Reynolds’ prized costume collection was yesterday, and my, my my – the prices were astounding. Marilyn Monroe’s iconic white subway grate halter dress from The Seven Year Itch went for $4.6M. Add the $1M auction commission the buyer must pay, that’s a whopping $5.6M. For a dress! But it’s not just a dress, as we all know. It’s a costume, and it’s a piece of Hollywood history. Congrats to Debbie Reynolds on the success of her auction. Indiewire has a nice article summing it up – read it HERE. Looks like there’s no official tally of auction prices, but I will post them as soon as I see them. Have a great week, everyone!
UPDATE: Full list of sale prices HERE! Thanks, Chris!
We all know that Debbie Reynolds is a Hollywood legend, but did you know that she is also a lover of costumes? She is auctioning off her massive collection of costumes on June 18, and there is a preview of some of the items right now at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. Admission to see this exhibit is free, and there is free underground parking (in Beverly Hills!) so get on down and see it before it ends on June 17. I went today, and was there for almost two hours – I took pictures of nearly everything. In fact, I shot two CF cards full of pictures… and now one of the cards is reading ERROR. I have posted some pics HERE and HERE so you can see these costumes – really, the collection is magnificent, and I am told that, of the hundred-plus pieces I saw today, it’s only representative of 40% of her total collection. Simply amazing. Enjoy the pictures, and get down there to see them in person if you can! If you’d like to bid on any of the items, Profiles in History is handling the auction. Click HERE for more info! I will upload the pictures from the defective card as soon as I can!