On April 1, Los Angeles-based memorabilia dealer Profiles In History will auction off actress Margaret Hamiltons Wicked Witch of the West hat from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz as part of a larger auction. The hat is estimated at $40,000 to $60,000.
In addition, a rare Flying Monkey special effects figurine is up for auction and is estimated to bring in $10,000 to $12,000.
Meanwhile, on April 26, Londons Bonhams auction house will auction off Dorothys blue and white gingham cotton dress from the movie. According to their Hollywood historians, the dress was tailored to fit actress Judy Garlands 27-inch waist and has her name sewn on the inside of the hem.
The dress estimated value is somewhere between $50,000 and $70,000.
(Contact numbers available only to subscribing media or trial media users. You can request samples at the Wireless Flash web site.)
Copyright © 2005 Wireless Flash News Inc. All rights reserved. Wireless Flash® and FlashNews® are registered trademarks of Wireless Flash News Inc.