‘Wizard of Oz’ dress fetches $480,000

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‘Wizard of Oz’ dress fetches $480,000


BEVERLY HILLS, California - The now-faded blue gingham dress that Judy Garland wore in “The Wizard of Oz’’ has sold for $480,000.

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

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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