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An anonymous phone bidder bought Judy Garland's Wizard of Oz dress for almost €1.5 million
The dress was the highlight of a sale of nearly 400 pieces of Hollywood memorabilia sold yesterday.

A DRESS WORN by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz” as the character Dorothy has sold for €1.47 million.

image Bonhams Bonhams

The dress was the highlight of a sale of nearly 400 pieces of Hollywood memorabilia sold by Bonhams auction house in New York.

An anonymous phone bidder bought the iconic dress yesterday.

Judy Garland Oz Dress AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

Bonhams’ director of entertainment memorabilia, Catherine Williamson told AFP, “It is one of only two complete Dorothy costumes in existence.

The dress is considered a true and timeless icon of classic Hollywood.

The second most expensive item sold was a suit worn by Marilyn Monroe in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” which went for almost €400,000.

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A golden ticket from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” sold for €32,000.

Iconic Hollywood Film Memorabilia Exhibition PA Archive / Press Association Images PA Archive / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

Read: A tycoon bought this €45 million rare diamond for his 7-year-old daughter>

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