'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion costume fetches $3M

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'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion costume fetches $3M
THe 'Cowardly Lion' costume from the 'Wizard of Oz' that was worn by actor Bert Lahr is on display at Bonham's November 24, 2014 in New York. The costume was part of the 'TCM Presents...There's No Place Like Hollywood' auction November 24, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor Bert Lahr's 'Cowardly Lion' costume from the 'Wizard of Oz' is on display at Bonham's November 24, 2014 in New York. The costume was part of the 'TCM Presents...There's No Place Like Hollywood' auction November 24, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
The piano from Casablanca on which Sam plays 'As Time Goes By' is on display at Bonham's November 24, 2014 in New York. The piano of the famous movie 'Casablanca', considered one of the best of all time and cemented the world famous actors Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart, was auctioned Monday in New York at 3.41 million dollars. The piano orange with floral arabesques details appear in the cult scene in which 'Ilsa' (Bergman) asked the pianist Sam, played by Dooley Wilson, who play the song 'As Time Goes By' to get to the cabaret property his former love 'Rick' (Bogart) in the Moroccan city of Casablanca. The instrument was the star of the auction 'There's no place like Hollywood' ('There is no place like Hollywood'), which included more than 30 objects used in 'Casablanca' (1942) and was organized on Monday in Manhattan at home Bonhams auction and Turner Classics Movies(TCM). AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R): Actor Clarence Muse at piano w. actress Anita Ekberg in scene fr. TV version of Casablanca. (Photo by Loomis Dean/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Posters and dresses are on display at Bonham's November 24, 2014 in New York. Items being auctioned were part of the 'TCM Presents...There's No Place Like Hollywood' auction. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
The auctioneer talks witht the crowd at Bonham's November 24, 2014 in New York. Items being auctioned were part of the 'TCM Presents...There's No Place Like Hollywood' auction. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
The auctioneer talks with the crowd at Bonham's November 24, 2014 in New York. Items being auctioned were part of the 'TCM Presents...There's No Place Like Hollywood' auction. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK (AP) - The Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" and the piano from the movie "Casablanca" each sold for over $3 million at a New York City auction.

They were among Hollywood memorabilia offered at Bonhams on Monday.

The big cat outfit, which went for just over $3 million, had been authenticated as the one Bert Lahr wore in the 1939 film. Its face is a sculpted likeness of the late actor.

A spokesman for costume owner James Comisar says a secondary costume used in the film sold at auction in recent years for close to $1 million.

Comisar has a trove of TV memorabilia from shows including "I Love Lucy" and "Lost." He has said he plans to use money from the Cowardly Lion costume sale to exhibit his collection.

The upright "Casablanca" piano fetched $3.4 million.

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