Judy Garland's Wizard of Oz Dress

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2015-06-26 11:07:08

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Judy Garland's Wizard of Oz Dress

Judy Garland’s Wizard of Oz Dress is one of the most iconic costumes in Hollywood history, from one of its most celebrated films ‘The Wizard of Oz’. It was part of the Debbie Reynolds Collection of Hollywood costumes and props.

The costume

The dress is a blue cotton test dress with polka dot trim and ivory sheer puff-sleeved blouse, created for the film by the notable costume designer Adrian Adolph Greenberg (known simply as ‘Adrian’). He was also responsible for creating the famous ruby slippers worn by garland's character Dorothy Gale during the film.

The dress was worn by Garland during the initial test shots in pre-production, and for the first two weeks of filming in 1939. It contains the handwritten label ‘Judy Garland 3955’.

Notable sale

In June 2011 the dress was placed up for sale at Profiles in History as part of the Debbie Reynolds collection, with a pre-sale estimate of $60,000 - $80,000. It was sold for a price of $1,119,300.

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