So was I the only one who downloaded the Debbie Reynolds Profiles in History auction catalog and looked through it while making a mental list of all the things I would so be bidding on if only I had an obscene amount of money? She’s got so many truly iconic pieces of film history going up on the auction block, how could I not go through it and say, “I want that!” about a thousand times. So, just for fun, I’d love to know what are the pieces of film history that you’d most love to own. They don’t necessarily have to be from the Debbie Reynolds auction catalog, but if you had millions of dollars just lying around, what movie memorabilia would you want to spend it on?
Some of my picks (all from that auction catalog):
- All the costumes from the silent film era, especially Valentino’s costume from Blood and Sand, Harold Lloyd’s suit, Charlie Chaplin’s hat, and any of the Mary Pickford estate items.
- Carole Lombard’s dress from No Man of Her Own
- Claudette Colbert’s Cleopatra dress
- Garbo’s dress from Anna Karenina
- Any of Norma Shearer’s Marie Antoinette gowns
- The Judy Garland Wizard of Oz test costume and ruby slippers
- Vivien Leigh’s suit from Waterloo Bridge
- Claude Rains’ suit from Casablanca
- Joan Crawford’s waitress uniform from Mildred Pierce
- Ginger Rogers’ dress from The Barkleys of Broadway
- Leslie Caron’s peacock feathered dress from the American in Paris ballet number
- All the Singin’ in the Rain costumes
- Marilyn Monroe’s white dress from The Seven Year Itch (who wouldn’t buy that?)