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O'Hara's dress auctioned for €126
19 Apr 2015 19:07
The gray and black dress worn by Vivien Leigh when she played Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 classic 'Gone with the Wind' has been sold at auction for $137,000 (€126,787).
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According to Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills, California the embroidered dress went for more than double its starting price of $60,000.
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Margaret Mitchell's 1936 Civil War-era epic novel was made into the multiple Academy Awards winning movie starring Clark Gable and Ms Leigh.
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Ms O'Hara's dress was part of an extensive collection of memorabilia from the film gathered by James Tumblin, a former make-up artist from Universal studios.
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In all, about 150 items were up for auction.
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The straw hat with green ribbons worn by Ms O'Hara on the day of a picnic at the start of the film fetched $52,500 (€48,586) and one of her blouses went for $32,500 (€30,000).
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Among the other items on sale was a gray suit worn by the character Rhett Butler, played by Mr Gable, which fetched $55,000 (€50,000).
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