Judy Garland’s “Wizard of Oz” Garment, Missing for Decades, To Be Auctioned

Judy Garland’s “Wizard of Oz” garment, which had been missing for decades before being discovered at a Catholic university last year, could fetch more than $1 million at auction.

According to the international auction house Bonhams, the classic blue and white gingham dress will be on display at Bonhams New York from April 23 to 29.

Bonhams said in a release that the dress will be auctioned in Los Angeles on May 24 for somewhere between $800,000 and $1.2 million.

Bonhams added that the iconic blue and white gingham dress is one of only two existing dresses retaining the white blouse and only one of four blue and white dresses in existence.

“This incredibly rare and iconic Hollywood costume has also been matched to a specific scene in the beloved movie, namely when Dorothy faces the Wicked Witch of the West in the Witch’s Castle,” a portion of the release indicated.

The costume was recently discovered after going lost in the 1980s, and earnings from the sale will benefit the Department of Drama at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

In 2015, Bonhams sold the other dress with a blouse and fetched a record price for a “Dorothy” dress of over $1.5 Million.


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