The late Debbie Reynolds invested many decades of her life saving, protecting and auctioning off her large collection of Hollywood memorabilia. She tried a few times to memorialize her pieces in a museum, no such strategy ever came to fulfillment. Now, her child Todd Fisher is taking actions to continue her work.
“I’m doing exactly what I believe my mom would desire, based on my genetics, based on my training, based upon my shows from her,” Fisher said.”
And young boy, do not get in my way.” On Wednesday, he coordinated with Turner Classic Movies to show off some of the outfits from Reynolds’ iconic films. The pieces will be on screen from April 6-9 during TMC’s Classic Film Celebration, throughout which festival pass-holders will get the opportunity to see choose pieces from Reynolds’ collection.
“She was panicking to save. So she started to say, ‘I’m going to buy whatever I can.’ She obtained loan, she invested every penny she had on it, right as much as the bitter end. She became obsessed with the concept that it had to be maintained for future generations,” Fisher said, noting that his mother had a very expansive collection. “At one point, we had 3,000 costumes that represented every Academy Acclaimed movie that had actually ever been nominated for Best Production Style or Costume Design since the start of the Academy, and beyond. Individuals have no idea how into this she was.”
Despite having actually auctioned off an excellent part of the memorabilia, Reynolds managed to save a number of her personal costumes in addition to some other important products, such as the typewriter from “Person Kane.” Moving forward, Fisher hopes such pieces will belong of a new museum effort. His next step is “to construct a little museum at Debbie Reynolds Studios.”
“Temporarily, because I know that a museum is slow-coming,” Fisher said. “I will put that up initially, and I will reveal them the method. Let’s simply see what occurs.”