Dorothy Dress Auctioned for $480K

    This photo combo shows, at left, actress Judy Garland as Dorothy in a scene from "The Wizard of Oz," and at right, is an Oct. 16, 2012 file photo showing the dress Garland wore in the movie, on display in London. On Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, auction house Julien's Auctions said the gingham dress fetched the highest price of any item during a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia that attracted bids from around the world, selling for $480,000. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Alastair Grant)

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    The blue gingham dress Judy Garland wore as Dorothy in Hollywood classic The Wizard of Oz went for $480,000 at an auction in Beverly Hills this weekend. The buyer of the dress—which did not come with the iconic ruby slippers in which Dorothy traipsed through a world of Munchkins, witches, and poppy fields—was not identified. A skirt owned by Marilyn Monroe and a dress worn in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music were also auctioned off.

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