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Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' estate is going up for auction

And you can own a piece of their treasured history, all while donating to charity.

By Amber Elias
Now is your chance to own a piece of history, with Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' estate being put up for auction.
More than 1,500 of Carrie and Debbie's personal items will be sold at public auction on September 23, 2017. The event is being held in anticipation of their legendary Hollywood estate being put on the market.
The iconic estate is located in the heart of Coldwater Canyon, a popular suburb next to Beverly Hills in Los Angeles. The house featured prominently in HBO's recent documentary about the life of Debbie and Carrie, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
A selection of items up for auction. Images via Profiles in History.
Highlights of the auction include:
• Carrie's personalised on-set chair from Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi, embroidered with 'Star Wars: The Saga Continues'
• Debbie's dress from Singin’ In the Rain
• Debbie's personal pair of Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz
• Carrie's life-size C-3PO with electronic lighting elements
• Carrie's Biedermeier-style writing desk
The auction house Profiles in History say there will be "items for collectors but also items for fans who want to own something special that belonged to Carrie or Debbie".
"It is truly a great privilege for us at Profiles in History to be holding this auction – Debbie and Carrie were both dear friends for many years,” said Joe Maddalena, CEO of Profiles in History. “I hope fans from around the world have an opportunity to acquire a memento from their remarkable lives and careers. They are both missed."
Carrie in her living room, from Architectural Digest.
"My mother and sister were magnificent collectors, they amassed an amazing and diverse collection in their lifetimes. The size and scope of their collection rivals most museums," Todd Fisher, Reynolds' son, said in a statement.
"So in keeping with my mother’s wishes, we have decided to share part of their magnificent collection with all their friends and fans."
A portion of the proceeds will be going to both Debbie Reynolds’ charity The Thalians, founded by Reynolds in the '50s to tackle mental health stigma, and The Jed Foundation, a charity dedicated to suicide prevention, chosen by Carrie's daughter Billie.
Carrie's home, from Architectural Digest.
Carrie and Debbie's Los Angeles home was previously owned by some Hollywood heavyweights. Bette Davis was a former owner, and James Blunt was even a guest of Carrie's for a short while.
"When the singer James Blunt was staying in the guesthouse, he used it as a studio, recording a song for his new album on that piano," Carrie told Architectural Digest.
The auction begins Saturday, September 23, 2017, and the house will be for sale afterwards.