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Judy Garland’s 'Wizard of Oz' Dress Fetches $480,000 at Auction

Wizard of Oz Dress Auction - P 2012

Other items sold included John Belushi's "Blues Brothers" sunglasses and a skirt worn by Marilyn Monroe during the filming of "River of No Return."

The amount of $480,000 is a pretty penny to pay for a secondhand dress worn by a Kansas farm girl, but this one is pretty special.

The famed blue gingham dress worn by Judy Garland’s Dorthy Gale in The Wizard of Oz fetched that price during a two-day event at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills Gallery that featured bids coming in by phone from throughout the world.

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Garland’s dress wasn’t the only iconic costume sold. The dress Julie Andrews wore in The Sound of Music brought $38,400, and a purple skirt worn by Marilyn Monroe during the Canadian filming of River of No Return sold for $50,000. Other Hollywood memorabilia auctioned included Steve McQueen’s racing jacket, which went for $50,000, and John Belushi's sunglasses from The Blues Brothers, which brought in $16,640.

The Wizard of Oz key book, continuity and publicity images were sold for $33,750, while glasses worn by Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows brought in $3,250.

Another version of Garland’s Oz dress, which was blue and cotton, fetched $910,000 in June 2011 at the Profiles in History auction in Calabasas, Calif. The actress wore that dress during the first two weeks of filming on the 1939 classic.