Judy Garland's Blue Dress From 'Oz' Gets New Owner

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An anonymous buyer paid $480,000 for Dorothy's dress at an auction in Beverly Hills. It's still not the "over the rainbow" price paid last year for Marilyn Monroe's billowy white "subway dress" which went for $4.5 million.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne, with news from the world of Oz.

(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "THE WIZARD OF OZ")

JUDY GARLAND: (As Dorothy) There's no place like home.

MONTAGNE: There's a new home for the blue dress Judy Garland wore in the movie. We don't know exactly where, though, as it was an anonymous buyer who paid $480,000 for Dorothy's dress at an auction in Beverly Hills. Still, not the over-the-rainbow price paid last year for Marilyn Monroe's billowy white subway dress, which went for four-and-a-half million. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.