May 18, 2022

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Dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz is up for sale

Dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz is up for sale

The blue gingham dress worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy in the classic 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” is auctioned off to raise funds for the Benjamin T. Roma School of Music, Drama and the Arts at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

The dress, considered lost for decades, was I discovered it last year In shoe boxes in the university’s drama department.

It was gifted in the 1970s to the university’s then head of drama, Reverend Gilbert Hartke, by actress Mercedes Cambridge, a contemporary of Garland, the university said.

Bonhams International Auctioneers will display the dress in their “Classic Hollywood: Film and Television” sale. The rare piece of Hollywood history is expected to sell for between $800,000 to $1.2 million, Bonhams said in a press release.
Memorabilia from the beloved movie have been auctioned for high prices by: Bonhams sold the original Cowardly Lion costume for more than $3 million in 2014, and Another dress worn by Judy Garland fetched more than $1.5 million at a Bonhams auction in 2015.

The auction house said the “missing” dress is particularly unique in that it retains the white under-the-sink blouse – one of only two Garland outfits to keep that feature. Bonhams said it was worn by Garland during the scene when Dorothy encounters the Wicked Witch of the West at Witch’s Castle.

Jacqueline J. said: T Roma School of Music, Drama and the Arts.

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