Yesterday, The Profiles in History auction house and website confirmed that on 23 September 2017, they would be auctioning off some of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher most prized possessions and collectibles.And with over 1,500 pieces going up for auction, you could own a little slice of their life and career, and share their legacy. How cool is that?!
This development follows the news that the mother and daughter duo’s Hollywood house and 3.5-acre estate will imminently be going up for sale following their untimely death shortly after one another.
The auction house promises a varied auction, from high-profile and high price tag items to small collectibles for those fans ‘who want to own something special that belonged to Carrie or Debbie.’ And from the sounds of it, these items are pretty epic. Fans could get the chance to own Debbie Reynolds’ replica pair of Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers, her original half-sheet movie poster for the film, Singin’ in the Rain and even her acoustic guitar from her Las Vegas shows.
But if you’re more of a Carrie Fisher and Star Wars fan, you could be owning a life-sized C-3PO, complete with lighting elements and electronics, or a life-sized statue of Princess Leia standing inside of a phone booth, blaster in hand. Where do we sign up?
The remaining family of Reynolds and Fisher have authorized the auction, wanting to offer their fans the chance to do what Reynolds loved to do in her spare time – collect memorabilia.
Todd Fisher, Reynolds son and Carrie’s brother, has since released a statement regarding the auction.
My mother and sister were magnificent collectors; they amassed an amazing and diverse collection in their lifetimes. The size and scope of their collection rivals most museums. So in keeping with my mother’s wishes we have decided to share part of their magnificent collection with all their friends and fans.
Part of the money raised from the auctions will go to two of the charities close to the families hearts. Portions of the profits will benefit the Thalians; a charity set up by Debbie Reynolds in the 1950s in order to tackle mental health issues and stigmas. Another portion will benefit the Jed Foundation, which was chosen by Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher’s daughter, which focuses on suicide prevention.
We better start saving.