Iconic Movie Garb From Debbie Reynolds' Collection Sold at Auction
A few pieces from the extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia put up for auction by actress Debbie Reynolds has already been sold off, bringing in big bucks. Pieces sold already include two dresses worn in films by Marilyn Monroe, one worn by Judy Garland in one of her most famous roles, and the hat right from Charlie Chaplin's head.
The white dress Monroe wore as she stood over a subway grate in "The Seven Year Itch," (you know the scene, when it blows right up around her neck) went for $4.6 million, according to ABC7. Monroe's red sequined dress from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," netted $1.2 million. Also sold: The cotton dress and ruby slippers worn by Garland as Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz," Chaplin's "The Little Tramp" bowler hat, a Harpo Marx hat, and much more.
Many of the buyers, according to IndieWire, represented Japanese and Saudi Arabian interests. Curiously, no one from the Academy of Motion Pictures was on hand to bid for items for a potential movie history museum.
Another auction of Reynolds' Hollywood treasures hits the block in early December.