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Judy Garland’s “Wizard of Oz” Dress Sells for $1.56M; Who’s The Lucky Queen?

Wizard-of-Oz-Caps-the-wizard-of-oz-2028967-720-536The famous blue and white gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz was sold at auction yesterday for an amazing $1.56 million. The buyer was not identified, but chances are obviously high it was a gay man who shelled out the big bucks.

The dress was expected to bring $800,000 to $1.2M and was described as “bearing sweat stains around the neck.” Apparently, the chance to own Garland’s neck sweat is a premium upgrade. How else can an enterprising gay scientist clone a new Judy without some DNA?

Surprisingly, Garland’s dress is not the most expensive Wizard of Oz memorabilia sold at auction. Bert Lahr’s Cowardly Lion costume brought in a hefty $3.1M last year. Garland’s dress was one of ten made for the movie.

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History owns Dorothy’s ruby slippers. The exhibit is one of the most popular in the museum’s collection.

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10 Comments

  • omacdonald

    Well someone paid that much for that plain blue frock!?!? I’d rather have the Glinda number. Wow, accessorized with crown and wand and all those bedazzles? Girl, gimme that one over the blue thing any time.

  • Glücklich

    Not that I haven’t enjoyed a sing-along-Wizard of Oz at the Castro but I’ve always been curious as to why Oz is such a big gay thing. Especially after nearly 80 years. Why Judy Garland? I guess it’s because I’m not a fan of the old-fashioned movie-musical the appeal of Oz and of Judy Garland have always escaped me.

  • Rimmington

    I saw Mickey Rooney on Larry King say Judy hated the way she looked in Oz. The dress did make her look like a baby doll. But the shoes were cool.

  • Dave Basora

    Lucky is the one who convinced some poor schmuck into parting with that much $$$

  • GayEGO

    I guess some people will pay anything to get what they want, a drag queen who wants to pose as Judy Garland, somewhere over the rainbow! :>)

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