Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julian said the dress could sell for as much as half a million dollars. Though there were identical dresses made for the movie, this was the only one to appear on screen and is the only complete dress to survive.
The dress will go on display at the Stafford Hotel in London then at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills from November 5-8 prior to the auction on November 9 and 10.
Last year, one of the last four remaining pairs of ruby slippers was put up for auction for $2 million though they failed to sell. Then earlier this year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences acquired the shoes for its Academy Museum.
The Academy was able to purchase the slippers with the help of Leonardo DiCaprio, a friend of Dorothy’s if there ever was one.