Sound of Music costumes sell for $1.3 million at Hollywood memorabilia auction in California
The Sound of Music costumes have sold for $1.3 million at a Hollywood memorabilia auction in California.
The outfits included the main costume worn by lead character Maria, played by Julie Andrews.
The costume was described by auction house Profiles in History as “a heavy brown homespun Austrian-style dress with a wheat-colored homespun blouse.”
Floral lederhosen worn by the Von Trapp children also went under the hammer.
The Sound of Music, a story of a singing Austrian family trying to escape the Nazis prior to World War II, won five Oscars in 1966.
Julie Andrews told Oprah Winfrey in a 2010 interview that the cast had no idea the film would be so successful when it was first released.
“It made my career. It was that big of a movie,” Julie Andrews said.
Other auctioned items included a painting of Tara from Gone With The Wind, used in the film’s opening sequence. It fetched $270,000.
A diving helmet from 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea sold for $75,000.
And a costume worn by James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in his final scene of the final episode of The Sopranos, sold for $22,000.
The costume was placed in the auction before James Gandolfini died of a heart attack last month at the age of 51.