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Scarlett O’Hara dress fetches $137000 during auction


DALLAS (Reuters) – A gray and black dress ragged by Vivien Leigh in her purpose as Scarlett O’Hara in a classical 1939 film “Gone with a Wind” sole for $137,000 during an auction in California on Saturday.

The outfit, featuring black appliques, was one of some-more than 150 equipment from a film adult for auction by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills.

The equipment were partial of a private collection of James Tumblin, before in assign of a hair and makeup dialect during Universal Studios.

Tumblin began collecting onscreen costumes, props and behind-the-scenes artifacts from a film in a 1960s, aggregation a collection of some-more than 300,000 pieces of memorabilia, according to Heritage Auction officials.

During a revisit to a Western Costume Company he speckled a Scarlett O’Hara dress on a floor. He schooled that a dress was about to be thrown divided and negotiated a understanding to buy it for $20, according to Heritage Auction.

Tumblin has “devoted his life and efforts to compelling Hollywood and this film, furloughed his equipment via a United States,” Kathleen Guzman, handling executive of Heritage Auctions in New York, pronounced in a statement.

Other tip offered equipment from a auction were a straw shawl ragged by Leigh that sole for $52,500; a trousers and coupler from a fit ragged by Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, offered for $55,000; and a black carp ragged by both Leigh and Olivia De Havilland as Melanie Wilkes, that fetched $30,000.

(Editing by Jonathan Kaminsky and Clarence Fernandez)

Article source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/19/us-usa-gonewiththewind-auction-idUSKBN0NA03220150419

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