Along with Dorothy’s ruby slippers, the blue gingham dress and white blouse worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz (1939) is probably one of the most widely known film worn costumes – ever! Aside from several Marilyn Monroe screen worn dresses that were recently auctioned into the millions, the pre-sale estimate of $500,000 is conservative, and the final sales price will likely place it in the top ten most expensive pieces of Hollywood memorabilia sold to date. The New York couple who own the dress have had it in their possession for thirty years. The husband bought it for his wife in 1981…for $2,000! What an investment, huh?!