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Blue and white gigham dress Garland wore as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz sold to anonymous buyer at Beverly Hills auction

Judy Garland's blue and white gingham dress from The Wizard of Oz sold for $480,000 (£301,944) at a Beverly Hills auction on Saturday.

Julien's Auctions said the price for the pinafore dress and white puffy-sleeved blouse that Garland wore throughout the 1939 film classic was in line with estimates.

But it was well below the sky-high figures paid last year for Hollywood costumes worn by Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, and a similar dress worn during tests for The Wizard of Oz that fetched $910,000 (£572,435) in 2011.

Auctioneer Darren Julien said the price difference was due to the fact that only a few test dresses were made for The Wizard of Oz, while there are about seven versions of Garland's signature gingham pinafore.

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