A "Dorothy" dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz just sold for $1.56 million as part of a Hollywood memorabilia auction presented by TCM and Bonhams. In total, Treasures from the Dream Factory resulted in more than $4 million in sales.
“The dress is one of only two complete Dorothy costumes in existence,” said Bonhams’ Director of Entertainment Memorabilia, Catherine Williamson, in the announcement. “As we witnessed today in the Bonhams saleroom, the dress is considered a true and timeless icon of classic Hollywood.”
Another item, screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz's "Rosebud" sled, which was gifted to him at the conclusion of principal photography for Citizen Kane, sold for $149,000 including premium. Pictured below, TCM host Ben Mankiewicz posed with the "Rosebud" sled at the TCM and Bonhams Treasures From The Dream Factory auction preview party on November 19.
Treasures from the Dream Factory is the third in a series of movie memorabilia auctions as part of a multi-year partnership between Bonhams and TCM. Past events resulted in high-profile sales, such as the Maltese Falcon at $4.2 million, a record price for a movie prop; the sale of Sam’s piano from Rick’s Café in Casablanca for $3.4 million, a record price for a piano; and Bert Lahr’s Cowardly Lion costume from The Wizard of Oz at $3 million, a record price for a costume from that film.