5.31.2011

On the Block


I love when my husband or my brother sends me articles from the papers they read.  A recent WSJ article titled The Girl With the Golden Wardrobe immediately caught my attention.  Through the last 40 years, actress Debbie Reynolds has acquired an extensive collection of film costumes and props.  After several failed attempts to get her collection housed in a museum, she is forced to auction off some of Hollywood's most iconic ensembles.  See the full article and more photos here and plan to get your bids ready by June 18.

Marilyn Monroe's famous white halter dress is estimated sell for $1 million to $2 million.

Elizabeth Taylor's headdress from "Cleopatra."

Audrey Hepburn's Cecil Beaton designed gown for "My Fair Lady."

Charlie Chaplin's bowler hat from "The Tramp."

Judy Garland's ruby red slippers from "The Wizard of Oz."

All photos: online.WSJ.com

3 comments:

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

o wow! what a great collection. i love seeing old costumes from movies. i didnt realize that the ruby slippers had pointed toes! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

natasha {schue love} said...

Wow, this is incredible! I would love to own the Marilyn dress or ruby red slippers! How amazing would that be??

Melissa said...

I think it's terribly sad that Debbie is forced to sell her collection of what is 'movie fashion/costume history', these are pieces that are somewhat part of our growth as fashion loves and industry workers- so many of the women who have worn these garments are iconic in their own right just for wearing them; who hasn't wished they were monroe in 'that' dress? I hope the people who do buy them have the sense to donate them to the MET or something like that!

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