Monday, June 20, 2011
Debbie Reynolds' Memorabilia Auction A huge Success
In 1970, movie legend Debbie Reynolds began to collect the costumes that defined Hollywood. She went to the MGM auction and bought everything she could. She held one of the biggest personal movie memorabilia collections in the world.
The world record for a dress being sold was $1.4 million, and that was one of Marilyn Monroe's dresses in 1999.
On Saturday night, the most famous dress in history, Marilyn's white dress from the film "The Seven Year Itch," sold for $4.6 million. Reynolds said she bought the dress for only $200.
The Wizard of Oz, Ruby slippers from the film "The Wizard of Oz," sold for $510,000, and the Dorothy Dress worn by Judy Garland sold for $910,000.
At the auction, there was an additional 20 percent buyers' 1 premium, tax and fees added onto all items. Which brought totals, such as Monroe's dress, to more than $5 million.
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