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Debbie Reynolds nets over $2 million from final memorabilia sale

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May 28, 2014 | 11:54am EDT

Movie veteran Debbie Reynolds' final memorabilia auction netted the actress and collector over $2 million (£1.25 million). The Singin' in the Rain star teamed up with bosses at Hollywood auction house Profiles in History to sell off the bulk of her memorabilia treasure trove in 2010 and the third and final sale took place earlier this month (17-18May14). In total, the auction of iconic props, costumes and cameras raked in $2.38 million (£1.5 million). Highlights included Elvis Presley's grand piano from his Holmby Hills, California estate, a Rat Pack tuxedo ensemble, Vivien Leigh's Scarlett O'Hara pale peach bonnet from Gone With the Wind and Orson Welles' signature mink coat from Citizen Kane. However, the biggest seller was a Vistavision Motion Picture Camera, which was used in Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief, Disney's Mary Poppins and George Lucas' Star Wars, which went under the hammer for $159,900 (£100,000).

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