NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (UPI) — The blue and white gown Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz offered at auction for $ 1.fifty six million Monday.
An unidentified buyer defeat out two other individuals at an auction at Bonhams. The dress, a blue gingham apron and shirt costume worn by Garland in the 1939 traditional, and a single of only two known to be in existence, surpassed estimates. It was envisioned to market for in between $ 800,000 and $ one.2 million.
Costumes from the film have offered well prior to. The Cowardly Lion costume worn by Bert Lahr bought for a lot more than $ 3 million very last year. A single of the blue and white attire marketed for $ 480,000 in 2012. A “test” dress, created for, but not in fact worn in the film fetched $ 245,000 previous yr.
“As we witnessed right now in the Bonhams’ saleroom, the costume is regarded as a correct and timeless icon of vintage Hollywood,” stated Catherine Williamson, Bonhams’ director of enjoyment memorabilia.
Monday’s auction featured 400 parts of classic movie memorabilia offered in conjunction with Turner Traditional Motion pictures, like Steve McQueen’s racing suit from the movie Le Mans and scripts from Casablanca.