November 12, 2012 in Nation/World

‘Oz’ dress fetches $480,000

Associated Press
 
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Judy Garland as Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz.”
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – The now-faded blue gingham dress Judy Garland wore in “The Wizard of Oz” has sold for $480,000.

Auction house Julien’s Auctions said the pinafore fetched the highest price of any item during a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia that attracted bids from around the world. The auction ended Saturday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Steve McQueen’s racing jacket sold for $50,000, as did a purple skirt worn by Marilyn Monroe while filming “River of No Return” in Canada. Julie Andrews’ “Sound of Music” dress brought $38,400.

Sunglasses worn by Jean Reno in “Leon” went for $8,320, while Johnny Depp’s shades fetched $3,250. Bidders also snapped up pieces of royal wedding cakes. Prince William and Kate Middleton’s cake sold for $7,500, while Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s cake sold for $1,375.

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