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Who is the buyer of Judy Garland's dress?
11th Nov, 2012 at 6:55pm
 
Wizard of Oz dress gets $480,000

The buyer of the dress has not been identified
A dress worn by Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz has sold for $480,000 (302,000) at auction in Beverly Hills.

The price for the blue and white gingham pinafore dress was in line with expectations, Julien's Auctions said.

A similar dress worn during tests for the classic 1939 film fetched $910,000 (572,500) in 2011, Reuters reports.

Auctioneer Darren Julien said the difference in price was due to the fact that fewer versions of the test dress were made.

Neither dresses fetched anywhere near the $4.6m (2.8m) spent last year on Marilyn Monroe's white "subway dress" from the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch, and the $3.7m (2.3m) taken for Audrey Hepburn's Ascot dress from My Fair Lady.

The Wizard of Oz dress was made by the famous MGM costume designer Adrian Greenberg, who was commonly known simply as Adrian.

The buyer has not been identified.

However, Judy Garland's dress was not the only highlight of the two-day Hollywood Icons auction.

A green floral dress worn by Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music fetched $38,400 (24,150); a racing jacket belonging to Steve McQueen sold for $50,000 (31,500) and a purple wool skirt worn by Marilyn Monroe during the making of the 1954 film River of No Return went for the same amount.

Meanwhile, $1,375 (865) was paid each for a slice of wedding cake from both Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding and the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.


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Re: Who is the buyer of Judy Garland's dress?
Reply #1 - 12th Nov, 2012 at 8:09am
 
Julien's Auctions were expecting to fetch between $500,000 and $600,000 for her dress prior to the auction so they didn't quite meet the minimum sale price, but they'd be satisfied and the anonymous buyer would be just as thrilled to own one of the most beautiful and famous dresses in the world.



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Reply #2 - 13th Nov, 2012 at 8:47am
 
What a waste of money. I could have bought so many bowls of kow piek and pieng kai with that and still have some left over to buy a decent house in Vientiane.
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Reply #3 - 13th Nov, 2012 at 11:21am
 
It really depends on each individual. Some people like to collect movie memorabilia and there are some people who like Judy Garland.

If I had the money, I would be willing to throw away half a million dollars for the dress. Anything Judy Garland is worth getting a hold of.
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