Debbie Reynolds – The Auction Finale





Saturday, May 17 - Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM PDT
LIVE • MAIL • PHONE • FAX • INTERNET

For all the people who worked so hard to build our movie magic, I turn my part of this history over to new generations of collectors and fans. May it bring you as much joy as it did me.



Map of the live auction event:




25 Comments

Kathryn Andersen

May 15, 2014

What an icon you are!!! I have loved all of your movies since you first came on the scene. I watch reruns whenever I see them on T.V..I hate that you are put in a position to auction off the precious memorabilia that you have acquired over the years. My favorite movie period is the late 1930’s, absolutely love the 1940’s and into the 1950’s. It was so simple, yet so darn glamorous. Being retired and on a fixed income forbids me from doing any bidding on even the smallest items of your wonderful collection, but I do so appreciate everything from the eras that you have collected from. I hope it proves very profitable you & you continue to thrive in the future.

Ann Burchill

May 07, 2014

Dear Debby,
When my father died in San Francisco at age 37 my mom packed us up and moved back to Boston. Before we left we saw you movie How the West Was Won. It was on a big screen and we loved it. Thank you for making that movie, for as I left all my memories in California you preserved them for me on the big screen! You are a great lady and I have enjoyed your movies as my mom did. Thank you for sharing your memories with us.
Ann Burchill
Upton,MA

Warren W. Spencer

May 06, 2014

As my very first crush in Hit the Deck, your first marriage seemed a personal betrayal to this then still pre-adolescent. Catered Affair, Tammy and the Bachelor, Mating Game, What’s the Matter with Helen?, and Mother (as well as your live one-woman show) proved favorites as I followed your career through the years. An movie lover, I commend you for early on recognizing the intrinsic value of Hooray for Hollywood memorabilia. Though regretting the break up and disbursement of your amazing collection, how commendable of you to hold onto it for so long. Short-sighted others will some day understand the importance of your long-standing attempt to share it with members of the movie-going public such as me. Beyond your ongoing contributions to that which is involved with movie-making, I also admire you charitable work with the Thalians and devoted mothering of your son Todd and the like-mother-like-daughter very talented Carrie. Thank you for the joyous entertainment and good deeds that you have shared with this as well as many other devoted fans and admirers. Ever fondly, Warren W. Spencer of New Smyrna Beach, FL

Ryan

May 04, 2014

Hi Debbie,

It really saddens me that everything from your museum has gone to auction.I wish there was more we could of done as movie fans to prevent this collecting from being split up. I just hope some of the iconic pieces will turn up in collections for the public to see and not stored in someones vault by a private collector.I never had a chance to see you’re museum in Las Vegas since I live in Canada. I would of bought a plane ticket and the price of admission if the museum still existed.

I’m 33 and its been a pleasure watching you on film. Singin’ in the rain will always be a favorite of my mine.

Mike Doherty

April 27, 2014

Hello Ms Reynolds, When my dad was in the hospital as a child you came a visisted him. To this day he says that was one of the biggest thrills of his life. I was wondering if it would be possible to get an autograph picture from you for his 75th birthday? I know your busy and get request all the time if it’s not possible that’s fine and thank you for all you did for my dad through the years. If it cost something let me know or if I get a book or what have you, I’ll do whatever you ask.
Thanks again, Mike P.S. his name it Pat.

Ivan Schiller

April 26, 2014

I’ve seen all of your movies, and have had a fan crush for as long as I can remember, your talent is unique, and you’ve proven it many times with the best entertainers of the world by your side. I know you struggled at the beginning of your career, and I was wondering if you could give advice to a friend of mine who is trying to bring attention to an ongoing struggle of inattentive driving through a movie production unlike fiction, or documentary style, but a project that he hopes will save lives through a unique concept, a real message that takes lives by people whose ignorance must be corrected. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.

Angela Nelson

April 25, 2014

Dear Debbie,
Thank you for bringing so much joy to the world by sharing your talents with us on stage and film. I have always admired your personal strength and integrity through life’s ups and downs. You are my hero. Sending you much love.

Paul Rondeau

April 24, 2014

Debbie, I guess I’m subconsciously trying to keep us younger! It’s been 41 years, not 35! I guess that makes you even lovelier than lovely!

Paul Rondeau

April 22, 2014

Debbie, I had the pleasure and honour of meeting you backstage at the Minskoff Theatre during the run of “Irene” back in 1973. Here we are some 35 years later and, may I say, you’ve never looked lovelier! All the best from Sydney, Australia!

Lee Wolstenholme

April 22, 2014

A belated very happy birthday to you! I’ve enjoyed looking at your website.
My parents in Manchester, England are big fans of yours and were delighted to meet you once many years ago when they visited the U.S.
It’s their 60th Wedding Anniversary soon and I just wondered if you ever get chance to send out personal messages or cards to your fans? I know that they would love it if you could wish them a Happy Diamond Wedding Anniversary! Good luck and best wishes, Lee.

Dave Hindle

April 17, 2014

I have had a crush on you since I was 10 years old. Yes… Happy Birthday! Even though you were much older than me ( I’m 65 now) I was hoping you would wait for me. My best to one of the prettiest women I’ve ever seen. P.S. I’m single.

joe casso

April 16, 2014

Debbie…I have just seen you in concert at Mohegan Sun here in CT and I wanted to write and tell you how much I enjoyed another fantastic concert!! I was fortunate to see you here l0 yrs ago at Mohegan Sun when you appeared in the small cabaret theatre..You should not have been surprised when you asked for the house lights to be turned up when you saw the thousands of fans (including me) in the audience…Time has a way of slipping away as we age and I know there comes a time in every ones life when we have to stop doing the things we truly love to do but I was deeply moved when you said your emotional final farewell to us and announced your retirement…You were announced at the beginning of your concert that you were “a living legend”..I just wanted to thank you for the memories and may God bless you with many more happy, healthy years…Sincerely,, Joe Casso (jpcasso@yahoo.com)

Lindsay Morand

April 15, 2014

Thank you for your beautiful performance last night at Mohegan Sun, Connecticut!! I have loved you since I was a little girl back in the 50’s!! During the early 70’s, I was thrilled when I learned you were chosen to be the voice of “Charlotte” in the movie “Charlotte’s Web.” The book was written by my Great-Uncle, E.B. White!! You were gracious to sign my “Charlotte’s Web” movie program. It will be included in the E.B. White Museum which is being created in my Great Uncle’s memory. I have over 5000 items of precious heirlooms and memorabilia!!!!

Sonny

April 12, 2014

I thought of you this morning and just wanted to say that you’re fabulous! I adore you – thank you.

Jeff Jancarek

April 12, 2014

Thank you, Miss Reynolds, for so many happy memories; much laughter, and a few little tears!

You are an American treasure! Good luck with your auction!

Carl

April 11, 2014

Happy Belated Birthday!

Stephen Sorrentino

April 09, 2014

I would not miss this for the world. Debbie is sharing her Hollywood treasures with the world.
Collectors who cherish the golden age of Hollywood, Film History and this amazing time gone by, will get a chance to purchase and hold these items in a place of honor forever. For the people who truly love Debbie and the film history that she has so dedicated her life to preserving, this is a once in a life time chance to be a part of something that will never be again.

Max Pierce

April 03, 2014

The happiest of birthday wishes to the loveliest of acting talents!

Pamela Leaman

April 02, 2014

hello , my dear Debbie!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Your always in my thoughts especially because we celebrate our birthdays on the same date. You 83 and I 73 !!
Been in Las Vegas last New year and thought how great if it your museum would be still around. Went on a city tour and met Susie who happens to be your neighbour another Vegas gem. keep well and beautifull !

WM.

April 01, 2014

Happy birthday; you ageless wonder!

John Mihalka

March 28, 2014

Debbie,

A friend of mine is the owner of an Avanti that pictured you in magazine ads. I was hoping to learn any further details regarding this. Any pictures dates, notes or memorabilia associated with this event will enhance this one of a kind Avanti.

Might there be something in the upcoming auction?

If nothing is available, it is a welcomed response, at least I know that you have considered my e-mail.

Thanking you in advance,

John Mihalka

Debra Hutchison- West

March 27, 2014

As you are well aware many baby girls born in the 1950’s were named after you. My father was one of your biggest fans. So needless to say he wanted me named after you. Many people do not like their name. Not me I was one of 5 Debbie’s in my graduating class. Thank you for inspiring my dad to name me Debbie. Hugs to you Debbie

richard john

March 27, 2014

Was just wondering I ordered when the catalogs were going to be sent out?

robert schunck

March 24, 2014

their only one star that can can make you laugh,cry,and make you happy all in the same time on stage,can sing and dance,and tell jokes,and you will never forget her,debbie,reynolds

Lorraine McDonough

March 23, 2014

Visited Debbie’s Movie Museum when it was in Las Vegas. Being a Hollywood film buff I loved everything there was to see there – Marilyn’s dress from The Seven Year Itch, Judy’s red shoes from The Wizard of Oz, Rosebud from Citizen Kane and so much more. I cried with delight from entering to leaving. Thank you for the joy it brought. What a pity the collection cannot be kept together to help enable that magical time in movie history to be preserved.

Your thoughts?

Comments have to be approved before showing up.