Judy Garland’s “Wizard of Oz” dress sells for $1.56M

Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz. Derek de Koff

The famous blue and white gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz was sold at auction yesterday for an unbelievable $1.56 million.

The buyer was not identified.

The dress was expected to bring $800,000 to $1.2M and was described as “bearing sweat stains around the neck.”

Surprisingly, Garland’s dress is not the most expensive Wizard of Oz memorabilia sold at auction.

Bert Lahr’s Cowardly Lion costume brought in a hefty $3.1M last year.

Garland’s dress was one of ten made for the movie.

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History owns Dorothy’s ruby slippers. The exhibit is one of the most popular in the museum’s collection.

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