The Craziest Sh*t You Can Buy in Debbie Reynolds' Movie Memorabilia Auction
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The Craziest Sh*t You Can Buy in Debbie Reynolds' Movie Memorabilia Auction

By Vivian Kane | Miscellaneous | May 2, 2014 | Comments ()


Debbie Reynolds has spent her entire life in the Hollywood film industry. She’s therefore amassed decades worth of memorabilia, which she’s now auctioning off in a fit of spring cleaning. There are hundreds of items up for auction, and they really run the full gamut from “Who the holy hell would want that?” to “WHO IS GOING TO LOAN ME $20,000 RIGHT NOW??” For example, if you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I wish I had a pair of pants that Téa Leoni wore in Jurassic Park 3,” you’re in luck. This is your one-stop shopping center. Here are the absolute craziest things you can buy in Debbie Reynolds’ movie memorabilia auction.

A bunch of stuff signed by Carrie Fisher
Do we think Debbie just shipped a bunch of stuff to her daughter for her to sign for the auction? Yes, we do. $200 - 400

Pictures of Mel Gibson
In “pre-film sexy beefcake poses.” Because why not? $200 - 300

Pictures of random sexy dudes
This is where I start to get the feeling that Reynolds is just cleaning out her attic. $200 - $300

Charlie Chaplin’s ACTUAL BOWLER
This is where the auction suddenly steps up its game. $20,000 - 30,000

Harpo’s hat!
And wig! This was a personal gift from Harpo to Debbie. $20,000 - 30,000

Scarlett O’Hara’s many hats.
Continuing with Debbie’s massive hat collection. She apparently owns every hat worn in Gone With the Wind.

A whole bunch of Mae West’s nightgowns
Do you want to pay $800 - 1,200 for 15 of Mae West’s nightgowns? What if they throw in a pair of shoes? Cool.

A random Jason Biggs costume from American Pie 2
Huh? $200 - 400

Tom Hanks’ costume from Forrest Gump
Not that iconic suit, though. No, his shrimp boat captain outfit. As in, a dirty tank top and some socks. $800 - $1200

Billy Zane’s vest from Titanic
Who has $200 to split Billy Zane’s vest with me? $400 - 600

A weird Marilyn Monroe mannequin
I don’t fully understand what this piece is. It’s a mannequin made for the Seven Year Itch dress, and supposedly cost $8000 to make, which I think indicates it was made from a cast of Monroe’s body. But this does NOT include the famous dress. It’s just a weird transparent model in an awkward pose. $1,000 - 2,000

Finally, the really f*cking awesome piece I could never afford, and if I could this isn’t what I’d choose to spend that money on: Orson Welles’ fur coat from Citizen Kane
$40,000 - 60,000. Awesome.

Vivian Kane is currently accepting offers to split custody of Billy Zane’s vest.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • narfna

    I want all of the hats from Gone With the Wind. ALL OF THEM I TELL YOU.

  • dizzylucy

    I remember seeing a news piece when she started the auction, I didn't realize it was still going on. She has some really iconic pieces, the costume collection alone is amazing. I hope everything bought is preserved properly or makes its way to a museum.

  • Guest

    I just introduced my daughters, ages 8 and 10, to the Marx Brothers and they laughed so hard at Harpo's leg-in-arm bit (apparently it's called "legging"), I thought they were going to pass out.


    Can you imagine going through her house? She's like a hoarder but with less cat shit and more awesome stuff from movies.

  • e jerry powell

    Actually, I imagine that she's just been keeping it all in storage since the financial backers of her museum went bankrupt. The crazy in that family all landed on Carrie.

  • stella

    If we split the Billy Zane vest could I have on weekends?

  • Yocean

    I wanna be ballerin' in that bowler!!!!

  • I want that mannequin just so I can stand it in the yard and rig a tape to somehow squeal "Ooooohhh whoodacutestpuppyintheworld?!!!" every time a dog is walked past.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    You are delightfully twisted.

  • That's what they tell me, baby.

  • Jim

    Put a Captain America costume on it and freak everyone out.

  • emmalita

    The Hawkeye Initiative!

  • e jerry powell

    Preferably in Marilyn's voice.

  • nope. Steve Buscemi's.

  • emmalita

    Oh the possibilities, they are endless.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I am agog. So many things, so, so many things.

    Doesn't she also have the original prototype ruby slippers?

  • vivkane

    She has the ones worn on the promo tour, but not in the film. So, like, second run slippers.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Didn't she also have a pair that were not used in the film, but that the costume department had made as an early version with curled up toes?

  • e jerry powell

    I don't think so, but anything is possible. I know that Judy's actual pair are in the Smithsonian.

  • e jerry powell

    All the beefcake that's not Mel Gibson is probably promo shots of dudes repped by Henry Willson back in the day. Reynolds might have worked with a few of them.

  • e jerry powell

    You figure that Debbie's run a couple of Hollywood museums in her time. I guess nobody else thinks that trying another one would be worth much and the Smithsonian really doesn't give two shits about the stuff. Sad.

  • Some Guy

    You'd think Chaplin and Harpo's hat and wig would garner some love from Washington.

  • kinoumenthe

    Yeah, I was thinking some of this stuff belongs in a museum (… and that's where I realise I'm sort of channelling Indiana Jones…). The Mae West gowns and the hats especially.
    That fur coat, though, looks like a bathrobe to me… (but probably belongs in a museum too)

  • emmalita

    Obviously, as a group, we should go in on Mae West's nighties and then take turns wearing them while making witty, occasionally ribald remarks in the comments section.

    (Note, they should be dry cleaned between wearers).

  • BWeaves

    I'm in. I really want the one with the fur. Shut up.

  • emmalita

    Everything the wearer said would be wittier by a factor of 10.

  • kinoumenthe

    … Are they magical nighties that fit all sizes ?

  • stella

    The Pajibahood of traveling nightgowns?

  • kinoumenthe

    Fitting all sizes and all genders.

  • emmalita


  • A sexier version of the talking stick.

    "ahem. You are not wearing the opinion nightie. Have a seat."

  • e jerry powell

    Oh, SNAP.

  • vivkane


  • Erin S

    Disappointed this did not include Eddie Fisher's balls, which had been couriered to her from Elizabeth Taylor in 65.

  • Jim

    Debbie to auctioneer: "Oh, I'll be keeping those."

  • I want Chaplin's hat.

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