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The Wizard of Oz: Judy Garland's Dorothy dress sells for $1.56 million at auction

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It took more than a few clicks of the feet to get one of Dorothy’s original Wizard of Oz dresses.

One of the famous blue-and-white costumes worn by Judy Garland in 1939’s The Wizard of Oz has sold for $1.56 million at auction. 

The final bid (which includes a buyer’s premium) exceeds the presale estimate of $800,000-$1.2 million, and is well above the $480,000 the dress sold for in 2012. Bonhams put the iconic frock up for sale as part of its TCM “Treasures from the Dream Factory” auction on Monday. 

 

 

The gingham pinafore and cream-colored blouse, both with Garland’s written on inside labels, make up one of the few complete Dorothy costumes still in existence, the auction house said.

Bonhams also auctioned Marilyn Monroe’s Gentleman Prefer Blondes suit, Elvis Presley’s Fun in Acapulco and Frankie and Johnny vest, and Steve McQueen’s Le Mans racing suit, among others, as part of the TCM auction.

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