Carrie Fisher's legacy to be honoured with new museum, says brother
The lasting legacies of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds are set to be honoured with a new museum.
Todd Fisher revealed he even hopes to rebuild the Star Wars actress’ creative writing space in an exhibition dedicated to his sister and his mother.
Carrie passed away at the age of 60 on 27 December last year (16), days after suffering a heart attack while aboard a flight from London to Los Angeles. The following day (28Dec16), Singin’ in the Rain star Debbie died of a stroke at the age of 84.
“There are a lot of things that we have of Carrie’s that we’re going to put on display in the new museum with Debbie and Carrie,” Todd told People on Friday (07Apr17). “So we are going to rebuild Carrie’s writing room, and we’re actually going to put out her writings, long hand.
“Carrie did not use a computer. So we’re going to show people the process that she used to create,” he added.
Alongside his sister’s cherished writing space, Todd also plans to display unusual items Carrie collected during her illustrious acting career over the years. “We’ll have a lot of her things, original things, so people can see how she worked. Obviously, we’ll have some of her earliest costumes as well, even her Vegas costumes and her Broadway costumes,” Todd explained.
He also plans to feature the huge collection of Carrie’s writing, including short stories when she first began writing. “There’s a path to Princess Leia. It didn’t just jump from zero to that. So that path is interesting. Princess Leia actually wrote long before the Force was with her. There are amazing early writings of Carrie’s that are very interesting,” he said cryptically.
“Carrie wrote little snippets. She wrote little stories, little vignettes of her life,” Todd added. “We have a ton of stuff that she wrote… You could actually publish many books on unwritten works of Carrie.”