Wednesday, June 8, 2011
DEBBIE REYNOLDS' PRIVATE RECEPTION FOR HER COSTUMES
Debbie Reynolds gave a private reception for all of us to see her extraordinary costume collection that is being auctioned off by Profiles in History. Over 30 years she has collected the most famous movie costumes in history--4000 pieces--and, at her own expense, maintained them. Let me emphasize 30 years because that's how long she has been asking Hollywood Guilds, The Motion Picture Academy, studios, and wealthy execs, producers and directors to fund a museum. Everyone has turned her down, and now she's made the very difficult decision to sell them. I am personally heartbroken for her, and furious at the entire industry. There are so many treasures--Marilyn Monroe's white dress, Joan Crawford waitress uniform, Audrey's "My Fair Lady" outfit, Julie from "Sound of Music," Garbo, Hepburn, Judy Garland, "Gigi," Brando---I can't possibly touch the surface of what she has. I stood there in the middle of all of it and cried. God Bless You, Debbie.