Estate of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds going up for auction this weekend
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
The family of late stars Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher is giving fans the chance to own Hollywood history.
They're holding an auction this weekend where hundreds of items from movie sets, including Star Wars, are up for grabs.
Bids on the memorabilia will be facilitated through McManus Auctions in Las Vegas.
Patrick McManus owns and operates the auction house.
“Elizabeth Taylor’s dresses are here,” said McManus. “A Princess Leia Star Wars figurine, owned by Carrie Fisher, herself.”
He and his team are preparing to the historical estate sale -- selling off memorabilia collected over the years by Fisher and her mother, Reynolds.
“Debbie Reynolds was the largest collector of movie memorabilia that there is — hands down. She’s in the Guinness book of world records, she’s sold Marilyn Monroe dresses in the million dollar ranges,” he said.
“If you want to know what something is worth, you auction it!”
From Elizabeth Taylor’s robe to Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia cookie jar and even Marilyn Monroe’s gloves, Reynolds spent decades collecting items from fellow stars, movie sets and studios. Her family is now looking to give back.
“Peter Lawford’s suit from the Rat Pack. We can all identify with that here in Vegas,” he said. “There's only one of these pieces out there that is going to be going in this auction, and there won't be any more after this."
Money made from the auction is set to go towards the Debbie Reynolds Performing Arts Scholarship at UNLV.
The auction will be held on Sunday, February 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bids can be made in person at McManus Auctions or online by clicking here.
McManus Auctions is located at 3864 Silvestri Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89120.