The Museum That Never Was, Part 2 — 6 Comments

  1. The more I learn about wardrobe and costuming, the more fascinated I become. Really enjoyed your post with so many gorgeous accompanying photos. One thing I’m learning is that even the wardrobes for major black and white films were often breathtakingly colorful and opulent. I thought you might be interested in a link to a blog (by a collector of fine taste) I follow…you may already know of him, but in case not:

  2. Thanks, Dorian; your comments are always welcome. We can probably blame the bankruptcy of the Belle Island project on the current economy — but what was the excuse (not Debbie's, but everybody else's) for the 30 years before that?

    As for the Monster Mash Blogathon, yes, my post is in the oven even now. Look for me to bring up the rear of the parade on Tuesday, when I chime in on The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad.

  3. Jim, thanks a million for sharing those wonderful pictures of the various pieces of Debbie Reynolds' collection in Part 2 of "The Museum That Never Was." Wouldn't it be great if at least some of Debbie's memorabilia was lent to museums around the country, if not the world? I blame this damn economy for the fate of Debbie's treasures!

    On a more upbeat note, will you be contributing to the '50s Monster Mash Blogathon, already in progress until August 2nd? I'm sure I speak for all your readers when I say that with your encyclopedic knowledge of and love for classic movies, you'd surely whip up a terrific post!

  4. Welcome, Allen, and thanks. And while you're here, let me return the compliment: kudos on your tribute yesterday to Hattie McDaniel on your Bit Part Actors blog; I urge my readers to check it out.

  5. Thanks, Jim, for a fascinating look at what Debbie auctioned. Your notes are very interesting, and bear out the color pictures you included.

    Let's hope the new owners are inclined to lend some (most) of the items to various museums around the country so they can be enjoyed by others.