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‘Wizard of Oz’ dress fetches $480,000 in auction

The pinafore fetched the highest price of any item during a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia

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  • Published: 12:40 November 12, 2012
  • Tabloid

The now-faded blue gingham dress Judy Garland wore in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ has sold for $480,000 (Dh1.7 million).

Auction house Julien’s Auctions says 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 on Saturday in Beverly Hills, California.

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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