Over the weekend, Debbie Reynolds will auction the vast trove of movie memorabilia she's gathered over four decades, including costumes evoking some of filmdom's greatest stars and roles. After years of performing in Las Vegas, Debbie finally purchased a casino of her own in 1991, where she displayed part of her extensive collection of vintage Hollywood props, sets and costumes (many bought from a giant MGM auction in 1970) and also continued to perform. In 1994, the Debbie Reynolds Hotel and Casino fell on hard times, Debbie was forced to declare bankruptcy in 1997. Debbie The online auction will begin at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. Eastern. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers. The auction also marks the beginning of a long-term collaboration with the Debbie Reynolds Archives and her son Todd Fisher with a collection of props, costumes and photos from Reynolds’ career. “My mother’s wish was to cater to her fans and give them the chance to own and A sampling of the collection from Debbie Reynolds’ Hollywood auction. Photo via Elizabeth Weitzman For years, she proudly shared her collection at the Debbie Reynolds Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The Debbie Reynolds includes a 193-room hotel, and a 6,600 square-foot casino. The property has struggled financially since opening in 1993. Several purchase offers have fallen through, and a lack Debbie Reynolds is visited at the studio of "Say One For Me" by her children, Carrie 2½, and one-year-old Todd on Feb 27, 1959. (AP Photo) (AP) Reynolds and Karl were married from 1960 until 1973. DEBBIE REYNOLDS HOTEL & CASINO, INC. ANNOUNCES THAT AN AUCTION HAS BEEN SET FOR AUGUST 5, 1998 For Immediate Release Las Vegas, Nevada, July 8, 1998 - Debbie Reynolds Hotel & Casino, Inc., ("DRHC"), (OTC: DEBIQ) a Nevada Corporation, announces today that the Bankruptcy Court has approved a motion to amend the Company's Plan of Reorganization to provide for an auction as an alternative In 1980, the hotel-casino’s name was changed to Royal Americana but was closed by 1982. Under new ownership, the hotel was reopened as the ill-fated Paddlewheel (which is still the punch line of a Brad Garrett joke about Las Vegas), which catered to families who were looking for an option other than Circus Circus, and was purchased by Reynolds in 1992. Under her direction, the Debbie The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas has been gifted with four historic film costumes that were acquired at the first auction of Debbie Reynolds’ Hollywood memorabilia in 2011. The Debbie Reynolds hotel-casino in Las Vegas will be sold at auction next week, but there's a chance Debbie Reynolds and the museum of Hollywood memorabilia she hand-picked will be back.
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