Judy Garland's Oz dress fetches $480K in auction

Monday, November 12, 2012
In this undated file photo provided by Warner Bros., Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Judy Garland as Dorothy, and Jack Haley as the Tin Woodman, sang in this scene from "The Wizard of Oz," distributed by Warner Bros. On Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, auction house Julien's Auctions said the blue pinafore dress that Garland wore in the movie fetched the highest price of any item during a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia that attracted bids from around the world, selling for $480,000. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., File) NO SALES

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- The now-faded blue gingham dress Judy Garland wore in "The Wizard of Oz" has sold for $480,000.

Auction house Julien's Auctions says the pinafore fetched the highest price of any item during a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia that attracted bids from around the world. The auction ended Saturday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Steve McQueen's racing jacket sold for $50,000, as did a purple skirt worn by Marilyn Monroe while filming "River of No Return" in Canada. Julie Andrews' "Sound of Music dress" brought $38,400.

Sunglasses worn by Jean Reno in "Leon" went for $8,320, while Johnny Depp's shades fetched $3,250.

In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 photo, the blue-and-white gingham pinafore dress worn by Judy Garland in her iconic role of Dorothy designed by Adrian for the 1939 film "The Wizard Of Oz," with a video portrait of garland in the background, appeared on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Bidders also snapped up pieces of royal wedding cakes. Prince William and Kate Middleton's cake sold for $7,500 while Prince Charles and Princess Diana's cake sold for $1,375.

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