Todd Fisher is making sure that the legacies of his sister, Carrie Fisher, and mother, Debbie Reynolds, live on. In addition to trying to open a small museum to showcase Reynolds’ old Hollywood memorabilia collection, he’s also hoping to include a recreation of Fisher’s writing room.
“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,” he said. “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.”
Fisher has collected mementos from his sister over the years and plans to have those on display as well.
“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,” he said. “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.”
While Carrie Fisher never officially wrote an autobiography, her brother says she did put together a collection of short stories.
“Carrie wrote little snippets. She wrote little stories, little vignettes of her life,” he explained. “We have a ton of stuff that she wrote. You could actually publish many books on unwritten works of Carrie. We have in the family massive archives on Carrie that are beautiful things that have never been seen.”