The famed blue and white gingham outfit worn by Judy Garland in "The Wizard Of Oz" has made nearly half a million dollars at auction.
The white, puff-sleeve blouse and blue gingham pinafore, which the star wore to play Dorothy in the 1939 film, sold for $480,000 when it went under the hammer last week.
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Garland's outfit is one of the most famous costumes in cinema history and although several identical ensembles were made for the movie, it was the only one to have been seen on film and the only complete version to have survived intact.
Other items which went under the hammer at the Julien's Auctions sale in Beverly Hills included a pair of sunglasses famously worn by John Belushi in 1980 movie "The Blues Brothers," which sold for $16,640. A dress seen on Julie Andrews in "The Sound of Music" made $38,400 and a purple skirt worn by Marilyn Monroe in "River of No Return" sold for $50,000. A racing jacket owned by Steve McQueen also went for $50,000.
Every now and then .. regular basis actually ... we get example after example how out of wack our society is.
Half a million Bucks for a 2 dollar dress, doesnt matter who wore it ... and how many starving kids would a half million feed for a year?
Society needs a Re-boot ...