Judy Garland’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ Dress Fetches Over-the-Rainbow Price at Hollywood Auction
The iconic blue gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ certainly isn’t in Kansas anymore, having been purchased for $480,000 at auction this weekend — and it wasn’t the only item snapped up by entertainment memorabilia collectors with obscene amounts of cash to spare.
A few pairs of the film’s famous ruby slippers have sold at various auctions for millions, with the most recent pair purchased by Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg (among others) for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Other items in this weekend’s auction included Steve McQueen’s racing jacket ($50,000), Marilyn Monroe’s purple skirt from ‘River of No Return’ ($50,000) and one of Julie Andrews’ many dresses from the ‘Sound of Music’ ($38,400).
Bidders also purchased pieces of royal wedding cakes — Prince William and Kate Middleton’s cake fetched $7,500, and Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s cake went for $1,375.