An entire outfit worn by actress Vivien Leigh in the iconic 1939 film ‘Gone With The Wind’ has been sold in auction for $137,000!
The two-piece ensemble was the most desirable listing in the Beverley Hills auction which consisted of over 150 pieces from the classic film. Worn by Leigh in several scenes of her portrayal of Scarlett O'Hara, the outfit consists of a grey jacket and skirt with black appliqué.
The outfit was originally purchased in the Sixties by collector James Tumblin at a mere… wait for it… $20!
"I saw this dress on the floor and a docent told me not to bother to pick it up, because they were throwing it away," Tumblin told The Telegraph. "I asked if he would sell it to me. I had noticed there was a printed label saying Selznick International Pictures and 'Scarlett production dress' was written in ink."
What a way to have grabbed a bargain!
By Misha Brown - Fashion Blogger for A-SHU.CO.UK.