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©AP/ Greta Garbo in 1937
© AP/ Greta Garbo in 1937
Greta Garbo auction brings in big bids


Movie legend Greta Garbo's belongings caused a stir at auction in Beverly Hills on Friday as fans and collectors  bid on the actress' clothing and jewelry.

Bidding stunned many experts as a haul of items, including Garbo's favorite black velvet evening gown and her passport, went under the hammer for 10 times more than expected during the first of a two-day sale at Julien's Auctions.

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The 1930s dress, which was expected to fetch $1,200, sold for $13,750, while her passport went under the hammer for $15,000 -- $10,000 more than expected.

The reclusive and enigmatic "Grand Hotel" star died in 1990, at age 84.

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