This Article is From May 28, 2011

Monroe, Chaplin's Costumes To Be Auctioned

Monroe, Chaplin's Costumes To Be Auctioned

Highlights

  • Movie memorabilia including costumes worn by screen goddesses like Marylin Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Barbra Streisand are set to go under the hammer.
  • Monroe's iconic white dress from The Seven Year Itch and Charlie Chaplin's bowler hat from The Tramp and Julie Andrews' clothes from The Sound of Music are among 3,500 items to be auctioned off from a collection owned by Debbie Reynolds, reported Contactmusic.
  • Streisand's sleeveless gold velvet gown from Hello, Dolly, thought to be the most expensive dress ever made for a movie, is also expected to attract a great deal of interest from buyers at the June 18 auction in Beverly Hills along with Hepburn's Ascot dress from My Fair Lady.
London: Movie memorabilia includingcostumes worn by screen goddesses like Marylin Monroe, AudreyHepburn and Barbra Streisand are set to go under the hammer.

Monroe's iconic white dress from The Seven Year Itchand Charlie Chaplin's bowler hat from The Tramp and JulieAndrews' clothes from The Sound of Music are among 3,500items to be auctioned off from a collection owned by DebbieReynolds, reported Contactmusic.

Streisand's sleeveless gold velvet gown from Hello,Dolly, thought to be the most expensive dress ever made for amovie, is also expected to attract a great deal of interestfrom buyers at the June 18 auction in Beverly Hills along withHepburn's Ascot dress from My Fair Lady.

Singin in the Rain star Debbie, the daughter ofactress Carrie Fisher, has amassed an incredible array ofmovie memorabilia over 50 years but decided to sell off hertreasures after a deal to house them in a museum fell through.

"I'm heartbroken. I don't want to see the collectionbroken up. It should stay intact. It's a real shame but that'sthe way it's going to be," she said.

The collection will go on view to the public inBeverly Hills in early June.
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