Ben-Hur’s signature tunic, robe and Charlie Chaplin’s hat up for grabs

Washington: The largest movie memorabilia collection amassed over the years by actress Debbie Reynolds will soon be up for grabs.

The exclusive collection includes movie costumes, props and other Hollywood memorabilia, which will be auctioned in a series of sales beginning June 18, according to the dealer Profiles in History.

"I heard the news that MGM was going to sell their inventory of costumes and props," Discovery News quoted Reynolds saying in a press release.

"I went everyday for weeks and focused on purchasing the costumes and props of Academy Award winning films. It soon turned into an obsession. Until now! I``ve concluded that my dream of having a museum cannot be fulfilled, so I have decided to share my fabulous collection with other collectors," she added.

The collection includes some of the most iconic items in motion picture history such as costumes and props from Academy Award winning films like ‘Gone With the Wind,’ ‘Ben Hur,’ ‘My Fair Lady,’ ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Casablanca.’

The massive "Debbie Reynolds Collection" contains over 3,500 costumes, 20,000 original photographs, several thousand original movie posters, original costume sketches and hundreds of key props from film history.

The collection includes legendary props and costumes such as the Ben-Hur’s signature tunic, robe, Charlie Chaplin’s hat and Cleopatra’s signature royal boudoir gown.


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