Judy Garland's Wizard of Oz Dress Brings $480K at Julien's Auction

  • Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz

    Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz

The blue and white gingham dress memorably worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film classic "Wizard of Oz" went for $480,000 at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills. Now faded, the iconic "Dorothy" dress was part of a two-day Hollywood memorabilia sale that ended Nov. 10.

Trouncing its estimate was a slice of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cake which brought $7,500.

A racing jacket of Steve McQueen's sold for $50,000, the same price secured a purple skirt worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film "River of No Return."

Julie Andrews' "Sound of Music dress" fetched $38,400.

In 2011, one of four pairs of ruby red slippers worn by Garland as Dorothy, with an estimate of $2 million, went unsold. A group that included actor Leonardo DiCaprio purchased the pair for an undisclosed sum and donated them to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


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