Judy Garland - Judy Garland's dress sells for 480k12 November 2012
The blue and white dress worn by Judy Garland in 'The Wizard of Oz' has sold for $480,000 at auction this weekend.
Judy Garland's dress sells for 480k
The dress worn by Judy Garland in 'The Wizard of Oz' has sold for $480,000 at auction.
The iconic blue and white gingham garment fetched the highest price of any item during a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia in Beverly Hills, California, over the weekend.
The buyer of the dress is unknown.
Other highlights of the sale, which was organised by auction house Julien's Auctions, included Steve McQueen's racing jacket and a purple skirt won by Marilyn Monroe while filming 'River of No Return' in Canada, with both garments fetching $50,000.
Despite the huge sum paid for Judy's dress, it is dwarfed by the $910,000 a similar garment worn during tests for the 1939 film sold for in 2011.
However, auctioneer Darren Julien said the difference reflected the fact fewer versions of the test dress were made.
The dress was made by the famous MGM costume designer Adrian Greenberg.