Wizard of Oz's Iconic Judy Garland Dress Up For Sale
63 years after the Technicolour family favourite "The Wizard of Oz" was released in cinemas, Judy Garland's iconic blue gingham Dorothy dress is going to be up for sale in an auction, to be held in November.
Darren Julien, the prime auctioneer of celebrity items with his company Julien's Auctions, expects the dress to make half a million dollars (£300,000). Julien's Auctions has sold items from Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, to name but a few, and sells some fairly normal items from Bill Clinton's saxophone, to the truly bizarre, namely William Shatner's kidney stone, which sold for $25,000 (£14k) in 2006.
The 'Dorothy' dress will join 800 other items of from films over the ages, including props, photographs and wardrobe items, in the "Icons and Idols 2012: Hollywood" auction. To mark 50 years since Marilyn Monroe's death, a number of her items will also be included in the sale.
Other great highlights from the upcoming auction include Angelina Jolie's outfit from "Girl, Interrupted", the Bond Suit as worn by Pierce Brosnan in "Goldeneye" as well as the iconic special effects Superman suit worn by the late Christopher Reeves in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.
The Icons and Idols 2012: Hollywood auction will take place on November 9-10th 2012 and will be held at Julien's Auctions in Bevery Hills, California.