Iconic Costumes Up For Auction

  • Iconic Costumes Up For Auction An amazing collection of some of Hollywood’s most iconic costumes will be going under the hammer on June 18th. Debbie Reynolds, who currently owns all of the pieces, has reluctantly given the green light for the auction. The 79-year-old actress spent over 40 years trying to put together a memorabilia museum for all of her costume, but due to bankruptcy, the collection was left without a hope. “I’m heartbroken,” said Reynolds. “I don't want to see the collection broken up. It should stay intact. It's a real shame but that's the way it's going to be.”

    Here are some of cinema’s most famous costumes that are scheduled to be auctioned off in Beverly Hills later this month:

    The most recognized costume in film history, Marilyn Monroe’s ivory pleated Subway from 'The Seven Year Itch' is estimated to sell for between $1 million and $2 million.
  • Iconic Costumes Up For Auction Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale was off to see the wizard in this cotton test dress with polka dot trim and ivory sheer puff-sleeved blouse in the 1939 film 'The Wizard of Oz.’ It’s expected to go for between $60,000 and $80,000.
  • Iconic Costumes Up For Auction “There’s no place like home.” Dorothy Gale’s Arabian-pattern test Ruby Slippers from 'The Wizard of Oz' are expected to sell for almost double the dress—between $120,000 and $150,000.
  • Iconic Costumes Up For Auction Julie Andrews wore this red-brown jumper with white blouse during the 'Do-Re-Mi' number in 'The Sound of Music.' People are banking on it selling for between $40,000 and $60,000
  • Iconic Costumes Up For Auction Claudette Colbert donned this signature gold-lam and emerald royal boudoir long-trained gown by Travis Banton in 'Cleopatra’ (1934). The estimated selling price ranges from $20,000 to $30,000.