Wednesday, March 9, 2005

Debbie Reynolds’ Costume Collecting Tip: ‘Just Take ’Em’

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Actors aren’t supposed to take their costumes home with them after a movie or TV show wraps – but don’t tell that to Debbie Reynolds.

The veteran star of Singin’ in the Rain has been known to give this advice to her fellow actors: “If you see something you like, stick it under your arm and walk off the set. If they ask you where it is, say, ‘I have no idea.’ They’ll never know.”

That’s the straight story from Kimberly J. Brown, who co-starred with Reynolds in the Disney Channel Halloweentown movies and currently appears in the John Travolta movie, Be Cool.

The 19-year-old Brown is good friends with Reynolds and considers her a grandmotherly mentor, full of sage advice.

Reynolds’ attitude about wardrobe could explain why she owns one of the largest collections of vintage movie and TV costumes around, but Brown figures Reynolds is just joking around.

She says when Reynolds recommended pilfering costumes, she joked to her, “So THAT’S how you got your collection! Shouldn’t you be arrested?”

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