Wizard of Oz: Dorothy dress going up for auction
One of the dresses that Judy Garland wore to play Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz is heading from the Emerald City to the auction block.
Bonhams auction house is selling the dress as part of the TCM “Treasures from the Dream Factory” auction of movie memorabilia on Monday.
The costume consists of a blue and white gingham pinafore with a fitted bodice and a full skirt with mother-of-pearl buttons and a short-sleeved, cream-colored blouse with rickrack trim at the cuffs and neck. Both items have Garland’s name written on labels inside the garments.
It’s one of the very few complete Dorothy costumes still in existence, according to Bonhams. It’s estimated to sell for between $800,000-$1.2 million.
The auction’s large assortment of costumes, scripts, and props also includes a golden ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Natalie Wood’s bound Miracle on 34th Street screenplay, Marilyn Monroe’s suit from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz’s “Rosebud” sled from Citizen Kane.
More information on the auction can be found at Bonhams’ website.