People everywhere seem to love the iconic tale of Dorothy and the Wizard, but I doubt many would think the blue gingham dress and blouse, The Wizard of Oz dress worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy, would sell for $1,565,000 at a New York auction.

The bidding for the The Wizard of Oz dress from the 1939 classic movie got hot and heavy between three bidders via phone, but the winning bidder was not immediately identified. The Bonhams auction house had estimated the Oz dress would sell for between $800,000 and $1.2 million.

The Wizard of Oz dress is one of two in existence

Judy Garland’s costume is made up of a blue and white gingham pinafore that has a fitted bodice and full skirt.

The blouse is a cream color, made of cotton and having a high neckline. Both items also had Judy Garland's name inscribed on the inside. It is considered one of the icons of the classic era of movies in Hollywood.

The dress that sold at the auction is one of only two dresses from the movie in existence, says the auction house. The other one sold in 2012 for quite a bit less at only $480,000, according to Julien’s auctions, Beverly Hills, California. According to the Bonham director of entertainment, Catherine Williamson, the outfit was in excellent condition, only having a few sweat stains around the neckline.

Other famous auction items from past, present sold at Bonhams

Bonham auction house also handled the auctioning off of another The Wizard of Oz costume, that of the Cowardly Lion in 2014.

The lion costume worn by Bert Lahr sold for over three million dollars, which at the time was a record price for a costume from the movie, according to Bonhams' website. Previously, a pair of the famous red slippers from the movie also sold in 2012 to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

At the same auction that the lion costume sold at, another 400 classic movie items were also up for bids, and were being sold from Turner Classic Movies.

Some of these movie favorites included Steve McQueen's racing suit from Le Mans and scripts from Casablanca, as well as a suit Marilyn Monroe wore in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The racing suit and Monroe’s suit both sold for far less than Dorothy’s Oz dress, but brought in $425,000 each.

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