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Famous Hollywood Costumes Part One

Ascot dress worn by Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, designed by Cecil Beaton

Next weekend an incredible collection of historic Hollywood costumes will be auctioned off in Beverly Hills. The collection was built up over many years by the actress Debbie Reynolds (her most famous role was as Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain), and includes such iconic pieces Marilyn’s white dress from The Seven Year Itch and Charlie Chaplin’s bowler hat. Apparently Debbie had hoped to sell the collection in its entirety to a museum, but she wasn’t able to find a buyer so every piece is now being sold individually in a public auction.

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