“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Courageous Sum of Money…

Posted on November 25, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…The_Wizard_of_Oz_Bert_Lahr_1939

   Bert Lahr’s Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film The Wizard of Oz has fetched more than $3 million at an auction in New York City. The big feline outfit had been authenticated as the one Lahr wore in the 1939 MGM film. A face is a sculpted likeness of the star, who died in 1967.

   It sold at a transaction of Hollywood items at Bonhams Auction House on Monday. A spokesperson for costume owner James Comisar says a secondary costume used in the film was sold at auction in recent years for close to $1 million. Comisar has a trove of television memorabilia from shows including I Love Lucy and Lost. He has said he plans to use money from the Cowardly Lion costume sale to exhibit his collection.

   The Turner Classic Movies co-sponsored event also included the sale of a test dress and pinafore worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy, Garland’s evening gown from Easter Parade, and upright piano / letters of transit from Casablanca.         BERT LAHR

   letters of transit

   This is the second year TCM has partnered with Bonhams.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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