'Wizard of Oz' Dorothy dress fetches $1.56 million at auction

Andy Lewis
'Wizard of Oz' Dorothy dress fetches $1.56 million at auction


The dress was described as: "Comprising a blue and white gingham pinafore with a fitted bodice and a full skirt, two mother-of-pearl buttons on the front and two on the back, with a hook-and-eye closure at the back, bearing a bias label inscribed in script, 'Judy Garland,' and a short cream-colored cotton blouse with a high neck, pale blue rickrack trim at the cuffs and neck, hook-and-eye and snap closure at the back, reinforced shoulders, and a bias label inscribed, 'Judy Garland / 4461'."

The identity of the buyer was not revealed.

Other notable sales included a Steve McQueen racing suit from Le Mans that sold for $425,000, a Rosebud sled gifted to screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz at the conclusion of the filming of Citizen Kane and Willy Wonka Golden Ticket that went for $35,000.

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