Saturday 23 September 2017

Dorothy's original Wizard of Oz dress goes up for sale

FILE- This 1939 file photo provided by Warner Bros. shows, from left, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Judy Garland as Dorothy and Jack Haley as the Tin Woodman in a scene from
FILE- This 1939 file photo provided by Warner Bros. shows, from left, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Judy Garland as Dorothy and Jack Haley as the Tin Woodman in a scene from "The Wizard of Oz." Judy Garland's original costume from "The Wizard of Oz" will be up for sale at Julien's Auctions in November 2012. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., File)
The original costume worn by Judy Garland in the film "The Wizard of Oz." The dress will be on view at London's Safford Hotel Oct. 9-14.
FILE - In this 1939 file photo provided by Warner Bros., Judy Garland portrays Dorothy in a scene from "The Wizard of Oz." Garland's original costume from "The Wizard of Oz" will be up for sale at Julien's Auctions in November 2012. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., file)

Judy Garland's dress from The Wizard Of Oz is going up for auction with an estimated value of more than €500,000.



The white puff-sleeve blouse and blue gingham pinafore has inspired countless Halloween costumes since the film was released in 1939.



Although several identical dresses were made for her character Dorothy, the dress to be sold is the only version seen in the film and the only complete original dress to survive.



The outfit will be on view at London's Stafford Hotel, before being exhibited at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, next month prior to the auction on November 9 and 10.



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