A Judy Garland-worn "Dorothy" dress from The Wizard of Oz
Lot 67
A Judy Garland-worn "Dorothy" dress from The Wizard of Oz
Sold for US$ 1,565,000 inc. premium

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A Judy Garland-worn "Dorothy" dress from The Wizard of Oz A Judy Garland-worn "Dorothy" dress from The Wizard of Oz A Judy Garland-worn "Dorothy" dress from The Wizard of Oz
A Judy Garland-worn "Dorothy" dress from The Wizard of Oz
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1939. Comprising a blue and white gingham pinafore with a fitted bodice and a full skirt, two mother-of-pearl buttons on the front and two on the back, with a hook-and-eye closure at the back, bearing a bias label inscribed in script, "Judy Garland," and a short cream-colored cotton blouse with a high neck, pale blue rickrack trim at the cuffs and neck, hook-and-eye and snap closure at the back, reinforced shoulders, and a bias label inscribed, "Judy Garland / 4461."
Provenance: Christie's New York, Collectibles, September 30-October 1, 1981, lot 742, accompanied by a copy of the catalog.
This blouse and pinafore were retained by Kent Warner, the costume collector employed by David Weisz Co. to help organize the 1970 MGM Auction who subsequently cherry-picked many of the best pieces for himself. He also took home a pair of the Ruby Slippers where were sold in the same 1981 Christie's auction and subsequently resold in 2012 to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. One of the very few complete Dorothy costumes still in existence, and a true icon of classic Hollywood.
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