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Costumes from the original 'Sound of Music' to go up for auction

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Sound Of Music Auction
Profiles in History

Talk about a revival. Not only is Carrie Underwood taking over the role of Maria in NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! (Dec. 5 at 8 pm), but costumes from the 1965 film — based on the original Broadway musical by Lindsay and Crouse — are hitting the auction block.

On December 21, Profiles in History will sell fourteen costumes from the Oscar-winning movie musical to the highest bidder, a lot that’s estimated to be worth $150,000-$250,000. An auction of Sound of Music costumes held last summer brought in over $1.5 million.

Among the items up for grabs this time are garments worn by the Von Trapp children and the jacket and pants worn by Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) when the family performs the songs “Edelweiss” and “So Long, Farewell,” at the concert that sets off the film’s final sequence.

The lot was pulled from the Western Costume Company’s 6000-piece “Star Collection,” marking the first time costumes from archive have been sold in over 25 years. A release about the upcoming Sound of Music auction hints that other costumes from the archive — which includes Vivian Leigh’s “Shantytown” dress from Gone with the Wind and Rudolph Valentino’s robes from the 1926 silent film Son of the Sheik — will soon hit the block.

See some of the Sound of Music costumes up for bids after the jump…

Visit the Profiles in History web site for more details on the Sound of Music costume auction.