Dorothy’s dress from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ auctioned for $1.3 mn

Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) Dorothy’s iconic blue and white gingham dress from the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz”, was auctioned for $1.3 million in New York, the media reported on Tuesday.

The final bid on Monday surpassed the estimated price of around $1.06 million for the dress the late actress Judy Garland wore along the Yellow Brick Road to Oz, EFE news reported.

The dress was one of the dozen objects from the movie auctioned by Bonhams among a total of 400 memorabilia from Hollywood’s golden era.

The auction called, “Treasures from the Dream Factory”, also witnessed a black and white jacket and skirt worn by Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 movie “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, during the song “When love goes wrong”, with Jane Russell. It will start at $350,000.

However, another dress worn by the blonde actress in “River of No Return”, was withdrawn from the auction as it missed the minimum Bonhams estimate of $300,000.

Dozens of memorabilia items belonging to late actress Natalie Wood also went under the hammer.

A gold and ruby bracelet belonging to Wood was also sold for $20,000.


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