CARRIE FISHER’S TREASURES
From Elizabeth Taylor’s head on a platter to ‘Star Wars’ souvenirs, a rare look into the late star’s home as her prized possessions go on sale
From Elizabeth Taylor’s head on a platter to Star Wars souvenirs, a rare look into the late star’s home as her prized possessions go on sale.
WFisher’sCarriealking into home Beverlyis like Hills entering another galaxy, and one that is far more fun. “If you can say anything about the house, it’s always been playful,” the late Star Wars actress once said. And how: The 1928 home—exactly how Fisher left it when she died in December one day before her mother, Debbie Reynolds, who lived in the house next door—is a riot of colour, memorabilia and collectibles showcasing Fisher’s inimitable wit.
On Oct. 7 and 8, Profiles in History (profilesinhistory.com) will auction many of the pair’s cherished possessions, including Fisher’s writing desk, the Christmas tree she kept up year-round and her shooting script from The Empire Strikes Back. “If you are a Star Wars fan, this is the Holy Grail,” says Profiles in History CEO Joe Maddalena.
Estimates for the items are not yet available, and part of the proceeds will go to mental health charities: Reynolds’s longtime cause, the Thalians, and the Jed Foundation, chosen by Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, 25. Lourd has decided to move in and recently told Town & Country, “I went back and forth on it, but it’s so magical. It’s such a special place.”
HEADLINE NEWS Fisher’s wedding to Paul Simon in 1983 (they divorced less than a year later) was overshadowed by gruesome news in the New York Post. Fisher found this juxtaposition amusing and put a framed copy in her bathroom. LIGHT OF HER LIFE Fisher...
FUNNY FACES In her living room, Fisher hung her collection of what she called “ugly children” paintings (some are for sale) and named them after stars such as Kevin Spacey, Richard Dreyfuss and Shia Labeouf. She died before seeing the middle portrait...
HER INNER SANCTUM Fisher’s customised headboard (for sale in the auction) featured items she collected over the years. She wrote and held court in bed—beneath cloud wallpaper. THE OTHER WOMAN Fisher’s father Eddie notoriously cheated on Debbie...
A ROYAL WELCOME Fisher called the (for sale) Princess Leia figure that greeted guests on her front porch in a vintage British phone box her “sex doll.” Right: a nod to her mentalhealth battles.