Hello Hollywood Memorabilia lovers!Debbie Reynolds from - Singin in the Rain!

On June 18, 2011 you could own a piece of Hollywood history. This is the day a vast amount of Hollywood memorabilia collected by Debbie Reynolds will be up for auction by Profiles In History at the Paley Center for Media. You may click here to download the catalog and here to register at iCollector to bid.

Continuing tomorrow June 15, through Friday June 17, 2011 at 5 PM Pacific Time, the public can visit the Paley Center which is open for a preview of this fabulous event!

Profiles in History Logo - Click to visit Profiles in History!Debbie Reynolds, perhaps best known for her work in “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” and “Singin’ in the Rain”, started collecting movie memorabilia in 1970 at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer auction after Kirk Kerkorian bought MGM.

Since then, this iconic television and film star has amassed an enormous collection of movie props, costumes, and memorabilia. Reynolds had dreamed of building a museum for this amazing collection so that it could be shared with the public.

Click to learn more about Debbies auction at the Paley Center!

Even though she put in an immense amount of time, effort, and money into this endeavor, her dream of a museum collection never came to fruition. She is now putting her beloved collection up on the auction block June 18, 2011. So if you ever dreamed of owning iconic pieces such as Marilyn Monroe’s halter-neck dress from “The Seven Year Itch”, Charlie Chaplin’s signature bowler hat, or Claudette Colbert’s gold long-trained gown from “Cleopatra” here’s your chance!

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Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - paley center-1Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending a preview for the Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds Auction at the Paley Center for Media, in Beverly Hills courtesy of Nancy Seltzer Public Relations and Profiles in History.

The preview set up was really cool. They had video monitors below some pieces showing clips from the films that the costumes were featured in.

I took a lot of pictures so be prepared to drool over some outstandingly awesome Hollywood memorabilia. Since this auction is presented by Profiles in History, be on the lookout for pictures of some of our favorite “Hollywood Treasure” cast members. Included below is recent ABC Los Angeles television coverage as well for your enjoyment!

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Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - charlie chaplinCharlie Chaplin’s signature bowler hat

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - marilyn white dressMarilyn’s “subway” dress from “The Seven Year Itch”

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Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - cleopatra dress-2Claudette Colbert signature gold dress from “Cleopatra”

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Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - cleopatra-7More “Cleopatra” memorabilia

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - wizard of oz slippers & joe maddalenJoe Maddalena with Arabian-pattern test Ruby Slippers from “The Wizard of Oz”

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Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - wizard of oz-2 More “Wizard of Oz” memorabilia

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - Singin in the Rain-1Debbie Reynolds flapper dress from “Singin’ in the Rain”

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - Sigin' in the Rain-2Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor’s suits from “Singin’ in the Rain”

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - Singin' in the Rain-3Debbie Reynolds’ green dress from “Singin’ in the Rain”

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - sining' in the rain-4Jean Hagen’s gown from “Singin’ in the Rain”

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - Cover GirlRita Hayworth’s dress from “Cover Girl”

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - National VelvetElizabeth Taylor racing suit from “National Velvet”

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - To catch a thiefCary Grant and Grace Kelly’s costumes from “To Catch a Thief”

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - Meet me in St LouisJudy Garland’s and Margaret O’Brien’s dresses from “Meet Me in St. Louis”

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - How the West was Won-1

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - How the West was won-2Thelma Ritter’s , Debbie Reynolds’, and James Stewarts’ costumes from “How the West Was Won”

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - sound of musicJulie Andrew’s jumper and guitar from “The Sound of Music”

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - my fair ladyTracy McCall with Audrey Hepburn’s dress from “My Fair Lady”

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - Hello, Dolly!Barbra Streisand’s gold dress from “Hello, Dolly!”

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - Funny GirlBarbra Streisand’s purple dress from “Funny Girl”

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - Heat WaveMarilyn Monroe’s dress from “Heat Wave”

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - Two Little Girls From Little RockMarilyn Monroe’s dress from “Two Little Girls from Little Rock”

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Planet of the Apes (original movie)

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - Planet of the Apes-3“Planet of the Apes” memorabilia

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds -Annie get your GunBetty Hutton’s “Annie Oakley” costume from “Annie Get Your Gun”

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds -Yankee Doodle DandyJames Cagney’s jockey shirt from “Yankee Doodle Dandy”

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - Glenn FordGlenn Ford’s personal cowboy boots and hat

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds -Apocalypse NowRobert Duvall’s combat coat from “Apocalypse Now”

Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - 10 commandmentsNina Foch cape from “The Ten Commandments”

What do you think of this outstanding collection? Isn’t it amazing? I think these pieces have stood the test of time remarkably well. Which one is your favorite piece? I like the “Planet of the Apes” costumes. I think their little ape shoes are cool.

Also, can you believe how teeny tiny some of the women’s waists where? I thought that the gold “Cleopatra” dress was pinned in the back. It’s not. Her waist was actually that small. She must have been a size 000. Someone also pointed out to me that a lot of the men’s costumes didn’t have zippers on the front of their pants. HAHAHA boys!!

It’s staggering that amount of memorabilia that Debbie Reynolds has collected. To see it all, download the full catalog here: http://www.profilesinhistory.com/debbie-reynolds-auction/debbie-reynolds-the-auction.

Check out some more of my pictures from the auction preview below.

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Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds - Rachelle & Jon MankutaMe with Jonathan Mankuta

If you are in the L.A. area and want to see this collection for yourself, check out the public preview June 15-17 at the Paley Center for Media. I suggest going. It’s really cool.

Remember if you are interested in buying any of these iconic pieces of Hollywood history, the auction will be held on June 18, 2011. Please visit the Profiles in History’s website for more information: http://www.profilesinhistory.com/debbie-reynolds-auction/debbie-reynolds-the-auction.WormholeRiders - Click to visit and follow WHR on Twitter!

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