When Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, died within a day of each other last December, the world mourned the loss of two of Hollywood’s great stars. But it also meant the end of a two-generation legacy of collection and curation; Reynolds and Fisher were both celebrated acquirers of show-biz memorabilia, collecting thousands of antiques and collectibles in their Beverly Hills home.
Now, some of those items will become available to the public, with Variety reporting that objects from Fisher and Reynolds’ collections are set to be auctioned off this fall. Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher, released a statement today announcing the sale: “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.”
Items in the collection include several of Reynolds’ old costumes (including those worn in The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Singin’ In The Rain,” a number of items from Fisher’s collection of Star Wars memorabilia, and the celebrated author’s writing desk. The auction will benefit The Thalians and The Jed Foundation, groups that help young actors and children suffering with mental health issues.