Movie costumes pull in millions
We really know Hollywood affects Halloween costume trends, but on the other side of the business, real Hollywood costumes can fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars at auctions… and even millions!
>Wardrobe worn by other leading ladies included Barbara Streisand’s gold dress from “Hello Dolly!” brought $100,000; Grace Kelly’s dress from To Catch a Thief, which sold for $450,000, and the Ascot gown that Audrey Hepburn’s wore in “My Fair Lady” sold for $3.7 million. A Hollywood costume auction would not be complete without objects from the “Wizard of Oz.” Judy Garland, who played Dorothy Gayle in the film, wore a famous blue jumper which sold for $910,000. Ready for the new value of one of the most coveted pair of Hollywood shoes? That’s right, move over Sarah Jessica Parker; your Sex and the City Manolos can’t hold a candle to these valuable kickers. Judy Garland’s ruby slippers were hammered down for $510,000.
Of course, you can most of the time find replicas for way under $100, and you’ll look just fine for one night of the year!