The drapery costumes worn by the Von Trapp children and a brown dress donned by Julie Andrews while singing "Do-Re-Mi" in "The Sound of Music" soared to $1.56 million at a Profiles in History auction in Calabasas, Calif.
Memorabilia in the July 28 and 29 sale went well above estaimtes in many cases. The "Sound of Music" costumes had a high estimate of $1.2 million, which was exceeded by $360,000 with fees.
Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times" cane went for $420,000 from a $120,000 to $150,000 pre-auction estimate. One of Dorothy's iconic dresses from "The Wizard of Oz" sold for $360,000.