A dress worth $137,000

A dress worth $137,000

Scarlett O’Hara’s dress was sold for an amazing price of $137,000 at the auction. This dress was once worn by Vivien Leigh, the actress who played the role of Scarlett O’Hara in the famous 1939 picture “Gone With The Wind”.

Scarlett O’Hara’s dress was sold for an amazing price of $137,000 at the auction.

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara

This dress was once worn by Vivien Leigh, the actress who played the role of Scarlett O’Hara in the famous 1939 picture “Gone With The Wind”. Once got for $20 the attire managed to get the $137,000 bid at the Saturdays auction in Beverly Hills, California. Among the 150 lots exposed for sale, this dress was the most desirable. All the things belonged to the private collection of James Tumblin that once was the Universal Studios employee.

Scarlett O'Hara dress

Scarlett O’Hara’s dress

In his interview Tumblin said that he found this dress in the early 1960s lying on the floor and one of the workers told him not to collect it because they were about to throw it away. Tumblin asked if he could buy this dress from him for $20 and this was the first item in his future “Gone With The Wind” collection. Soon he added several more noteworthy items to his collection like Leigh’s straw hat or a gray suit, worn by an actor Clark Gable that played Rhett Butler in the movie.

However, once notable items felt the time-effect on themselves. Leigh’s dress was blue-gray back in 1939 and eventually it faded to light-gray. But this didn’t stop the auction winner to buy it for 137,000.

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