Good Morning America meteorologist Ginger Zee took a tour of Reynolds’ California estate, which is just down the road from Fisher’s eclectic abode, and although it’s not quite as colorful as her daughter’s, the Hollywood icon’s house still has plenty of character — and characters.
“Todd Fisher gives us a tour of Debbie Reynolds’ home,” Zee wrote in a post on Instagram documenting the private walk-through with Reynold’s son and Fisher’s brother. “Todd told us his mother adored her fans and would want them to have access to these items- many of them go to auction in September, some of the proceeds for charity.”
Reynolds’ rooms showcase her iconic career, including costumes and posters from Singin’ in the Rain, as well as nods to other classic films, like the replica of Dorothy’s ruby slippers from Wizard of Oz that sit on her mantel.
“She was passionate about preserving that history,” Fisher says. “She knew it was important, she just couldn’t understand why the rest of the industry didn’t think that.”
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Photos from famous friends also adorn the walls, each including a personal message to the legendary actress
“Frank Sinata, Katherine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwick,” Joe Maddalena, the CEO of Profiles in History, which will host an auction of personal artifacts in September, points out. “All of these photos are inscribed to her.”
Another repurposed piece in one of the bedrooms got its start in the Marlon Brando film Desiree, but became the sleeping spot of Princess Leia years later.
“For about three years of her life…this was Carrie’s bed,” Todd says of the ornate piece of furniture.
Although some of the items will be sold and removed from the house, Reynolds’ collection will always be a testament to her longstanding career.
“She lived and did whatever she dreamed of,” Todd says.
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