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The gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz has been sold for $480,0000 (£300,000) at an auction in Beverly Hills.

Julien's Auctions said the price for the blue and white pinafore the actor wore throughout the 1939 film was in line with estimates.

But it was well below the figures paid last year for costumes worn by Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, and a similar dress worn during tests for The Wizard of Oz, which fetched $910,000 in 2011. Auctioneer Darren Julien said the difference in price was due to the fact fewer versions of the test dress were made.

The buyer of the Garland dress, made by MGM costume designer Adrian, has not been identified.

Other highlights of the two-day Hollywood Icons sale included a green floral dress worn by Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music, »

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