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Debbie Reynolds' private memorabilia collection headed to auction

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Debbie Reynolds is not just a Hollywood star, she's also a Hollywood collector. Over the years, she's amassed a huge collection of Tinsel Town memorabilia. And now she's selling it off...

In a movie career spanning more than 60 years, Debbie Reynolds has starred in some legendary films... from "Singin' in the Rain", to her Oscar-nominated turn in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown."

But it turns out she's not just a Hollywood star, she's also a Hollywood collector. And she's somewhat of a veteran memorabilia dealer at this point.

Reynolds began auctioning off costumes, props, and other Hollywood relics in 2011. Her sale of Marilyn Monroe's iconic white dress from 1955's "The Seven Year Itch" brought in $4.6 million back then.

And once again, auction house Profiles in History is set to auction off items from her private memorabilia collection - and this time she's offering up the whole lot. The final pieces from her extensive collection, many of them her most treasured, will be offered up at the Debbie Reynolds dance studio in North Hollywood on May 17 and 18.

Highlights include:

  • Harpo Marx's signature top hat and wig
  • “Scarlett O’Hara's” pale peach bonnet from Gone With the Wind
  • Charlie Chaplin's Signature Bowler Hat
  • Elvis Presley’s Grand Piano From His Holmby Hills, California Mansion
  • Orson Welles’ Mink Coat From Citizen Kane
  • Personal out-take photos from the Star Wars films

Previews  for ‘Debbie Reynolds—The Auction Finale’ are going on now at the Debbie Reynolds dance studio. Interested bidders can participate in person, by telephone, by absentee bids, or in real time online at

Take Two spoke to none other than Debbie Reynolds herself, and she described some of the pieces of Hollywood history to be offered and why she's decided to part with them.

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