Dorothy's Wizard of Oz Dress Fetches $480K

Iconic dress snapped up in Hollywood auction

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 12, 2012 1:39 AM CST

(Newser) – The blue gingham dress Judy Garland wore as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz was the star of a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia. An unidentified buyer paid $480,000 for the dress made by famous MGM costume designer Adrian Greenberg, and another buyer shelled out $33,750 for a selection of studio and publicity images from the 1939 classic, CNN reports. Other items sold in the auction included a skirt Marilyn Monroe wore when filming River of No Return, which sold for $50,000 and a dress Julie Andrews wore in the Sound of Music, which fetched $38,400.

This  blue-and-white gingham pinafore dress worn by Judy Garland in  The Wizard Of Oz, sold for $480,000.
This blue-and-white gingham pinafore dress worn by Judy Garland in "The Wizard Of Oz," sold for $480,000.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
The blue pinafore dress that Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz'  fetched the highest price of any item during a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia.
The blue pinafore dress that Judy Garland wore in "The Wizard of Oz' fetched the highest price of any item during a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia.   (AP Photo/Warner Bros., File)
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