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Wizard of Oz Dress Hammered at almost Half a Million Dollars
At Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, the dress that Judy Garland wore in the famous Wizard of Oz movie, was auctioned off at $480,000. The buyer was not disclosed. The outfit, described as a blue and white gingham pinafore dress, was made by Adrian Greenberg, noted MGM costume designer.
Charles Hollander has produced some of the most luxurious items for collectors. One of their top items is the 'Royal Diamond Chess Set', which is hand made with 9,900 black and white diamonds, in over 1168 grams of 14 carat white gold. It took 30 artisans over 4500 hours to make this exquisite masterpiece. If you have to ask how much, it is probably too expensive for you (you won't find the prices on the web site). However, we will let you in on the cost: $500,000.
If the cost is out of your price range, then as an alternative, you can consider their latest product, the 'Gold Chess Set' with the king and queen set with diamonds. You can pick this up for a price of only $100,000.
“Jackie Gleason's Final Florida Home”
One of the most innovative and popular television entertainers of the 1950s and '60s, Jackie Gleason, lovingly referred to as Mr. Saturday Night, was born 100 years ago in 1916. His final Florida home, almost unchanged since he died in 1987, is for sale.
“The Jackie Gleason Show,” with the second highest ratings in 1955, was dominated by Jackie who not only was a huge man but with an even larger and brash personality. He never rehearsed with the cast but adlibbed his way through the show making each performance a surprise to his director. His shows consisted of song, flashy dance numbers by The June Taylor Dancers, celebrity guests who enjoyed appearing in his comedy routines and his special characters such as Ralph Kramden in “The Honeymooners” skits.
Until 1964, Gleason’s variety show was recorded with live audiences at Studio 50 in New York City. But then a friend told him he could play golf all year in Florida so Jackie loaded his cas…