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Todd Fisher Is Continuing Mom Debbie Reynolds' Preservation Of Old Hollywood Memorabilia

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Todd Fisher is continuing his mother's legacy!

Debbie Reynolds devoted years of her life and spent lots of money trying to preserve old Hollywood memorabilia.

And now son Todd Fisher is continuing her work!

Related: All The Highlights From Debbie's Public Memorial Service

Speaking with People, the 59-year-old said:

"I'm doing what I think my mother would want, based on my genetics, based on my upbringing, based on my programming from her. And boy, don't get in my way."

Todd has teamed up with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) to show off some of the costumes from his mother's collection during the TCM Classic Film Festival, which will run from April 6 to 9. The exhibit will feature memorabilia that Debbie once tried to preserve in a museum, which ultimately went bankrupt.

In addition to costumes, the collection also includes the typewriter from Citizen Kane.

Regarding his mother's devotion to holding onto as much of old Hollywood as possible, Todd said:

"She was panicking to save … So she started to say, ‘I'm going to buy everything I can.' She borrowed money, she spent every penny she had on it, right up to the bitter end. She became obsessed with the idea that it needed to be preserved for future generations."

He added:

"At one point, we had 3,000 costumes that represented every Academy Award-winning film that had ever been even nominated for Best Production Design or Costume Design since the beginning of the Academy, and beyond … People have no clue how into this she was."

AH-Mazing! We so admire her faithfulness to this!

The TCM Film Festival will take place in Hollywood on the mentioned dates, so stop by if you're in town!

[Image via WENN.]

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