'Wizard of Oz' dress sells for $1.56 million

November 24, 2015 9:10 AM

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NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The blue and white dress Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz sold at auction for $1.56 million Monday.

An unidentified buyer beat out two others at an auction at Bonhams. The dress, a blue gingham apron and shirt costume worn by Garland in the 1939 classic, and one of only two known to be in existence, surpassed estimates. It was expected to sell for between $800,000 and $1.2 million.

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