Sale Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Profiles in History Is Proud To Announce
The Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
Personal Property Auction
Is Set For September In Los Angeles
1700 Coldwater Canyon:
The estate of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
Will Soon Be Hitting The Market
Carrie Fisher’s Life Size Princess Leia Statue In Original Vintage British Phone Booth
Carrie Fisher’s on-set personalized director’s chair from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Debbie Reynolds’ Screen Worn Dress from the “You Were Meant For Me” sequence in Singin’ in the Rain
Debbie Reynolds’ personal pair of Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz
And Much Much More!!!
LOS ANGELES- June 1st, 2017- Profiles in History is proud to announce the Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds personal property auction is set for September in Los Angeles. September 23rd is the first day of what is expected to be a multi-day auction. There will be well over 1500 lots in this auction, with items for collectors but also items for fans who want to own something special that belonged to Carrie or Debbie. The auction will take place in Profiles in History’s Calabasas location and online at www.profilesinhistory.com Pre-order a limited edition catalog now, as they are sure to sell out.
Portions of the proceeds will be going to both Debbie Reynolds’ charity The Thalians (http://www.thalians.org) and The Jed Foundation (www.jedfoundation.org), a charity chosen by Billie Lourd.
“It is truly a great privilege for us at Profiles in History to be holding this auction – Debbie and Carrie were both dear friends for many years,” said Joe Maddalena, CEO of Profiles in History. “I hope fans from around the world have an opportunity to acquire a memento from their remarkable lives and careers. They are both missed.”
Todd Fisher, Carrie Fisher’s brother and Debbie Reynolds’ son said, “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.”
The 1700 Coldwater Canyon property is true Hollywood-pedigree. An Original 1928 hacienda-style home on 3.5 lushly landscaped acres secluded down a long gated driveway, passing by the home of Debbie Reynolds on premise, complete with a swimming pool, tennis court and detached guest house. The Legendary Hollywood Estate includes a long line of famous former owners including: the Academy-Award-winning costume designer Edith Head (on whom the character of Edna in the 2004 movie the Incredibles was based), Robert Armstrong, King Kong’s captor in the original film, who built the house and sold it to Bette Davis. Also, singer James Blunt lived on the premises, in Fischer’s guest house, for a time. He even recorded a song in one of the property’s bathrooms. The sale is being handled by Branden Williams & Rayni Williams at Williams & Williams.
Highlights from the upcoming auction include:
- Carrie Fisher’s life size “Princess Leia” with blaster statue in a vintage wooden phone booth. This is the figure that was featured by Fisher in her in her HBO special Wishful Drinking and the documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Pictured left.
- Debbie Reynolds’ screen used “Kathy Seldon” lavender silk chiffon dress from the “You Were Meant For Me” musical sqeunce in Singin’ in the Rain. Pictured right.
- Carrie Fisher’s on-set chair with personalized chair back that is embroidered “Star Wars: The Saga Continues” used on Return of the Jedi. Pictured at bottom.
- Debbie Reynolds’ screen used “Annie” two piece stage costume from Annie Get Your Gun.
- Carrie Fisher’s life size C-3PO with electronic lighting elements. Pictured below.
- Debbie Reynolds’ stage worn “Molly Brown” costume from the iconic “Belly Up to the Bar, Boys” music number in The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
- Carrie Fisher’s life sized bronze, limited edition Yoda statue by Lawrence A. Noble.
- Debbie Reynolds’ pair of replica Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz. Pictured below.
- Carrie Fisher’s vintage original 1978 Kenner Star Wars Princess Leia action figure, still in it’s original packaging.
- Debbie Reynolds’ acoustic guitar from her stage shows in Las Vegas.
- A hand carved Egyptian harp used in Cleopatra that is from Debbie’s Hollywood memorabilia collection.
- Carrie Fisher’s Biedermeier-style writing desk with faux drawer and cabinet front. Pictured above.
- A suite of ornately carved antique Art Deco furniture from Carrie Fisher’s childhood playhouse on the property of her family’s Beverly Hills home.
- Edward G. Robinson’s personal Benson & Hedges humidor on matching table from the collection of Debbie Reynolds.
- Carrie Fisher’s eclectic collection of re-purposed vintage novelty signs and store displays showcasing her trademark sense of humor.
- Debbie Reynolds’ personal, rare, vintage original half sheet movie poster for Singin’ in the Rain signed by Debbie and inscribed to her by Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor.
- Landmark collection of vintage motion picture cameras and lenses including Francis Ford Coppola’s cameras from The Godfather and Apocalypse Now.
ABOUT PROFILES IN HISTORY
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world’s largest auctioneer & dealer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Born into a family of antiques dealers in Rhode Island, Joseph “Joe” Maddalena learned early on how to turn his passion of collecting historical autographs into a career. Upon graduation from Pepperdine, Joe pursued his passion to become a full-time dealer of historical documents, and opened his first office in 1985. Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia and own virtually every Guinness Book record for prices of original screen-used memorabilia. Highlights from their previous auctions include the “Cowardly Lion” costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000); SteveMcQueen’s “Michael Delaney” racing suit from Le Mans ($960,000); From the history-making Debbie Reynolds Auction in June 2011, Profiles in History sold the Marilyn Monroe “Subway” Dress from The Seven Year Itch for $5.52M and the Audrey Hepburn Ascot Dress from My Fair Lady for $4.44M. In February 2012, Profiles in History arranged the sale of a pair of Judy Garland screen-used Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In addition, Joe Maddalena was the star of Hollywood Treasure, which aired on Syfy. Hollywood Treasure took viewers into the fascinating world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia.
For more information visit www.profilesinhistory.com
Nancy Seltzer, Nancy Seltzer & Associates Phone:323-938-3562 e-mail:email@example.com
Real Estate Contacts:
Branden Williams & Rayni Williams Williams & Williams
Hilton & Hyland
250 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 www.thewilliamsestates.com 310-691-5935