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Published 19/04/2015 | 05:36

The outfit was worn in several scenes of Gone With The Wind by Vivien Leigh as she played Scarlett O'Hara (AP/Heritage Auctions)
The outfit was worn in several scenes of Gone With The Wind by Vivien Leigh as she played Scarlett O'Hara (AP/Heritage Auctions)

An outfit Vivien Leigh wore when she played Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind has fetched 137,000 dollars (£92,000) at auction.

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Heritage Auctions offered the grey jacket and skirt, featuring a black zigzag applique, plus other items from the Academy Award-winning film at the sale in Beverly Hills, California.

Dallas-based Heritage said more than 150 items from the 1939 film, including costumes and props, were offered by James Tumblin.

He was formerly in charge of the hair and make-up department at Universal Studios, and began collecting items associated with the MGM film in the 1960s.

He paid just 20 dollars £14) for the Scarlett O'Hara outfit after spotting it at a costume company.

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