Priest’s claim from beyond the grave halts sale of Judy Garland’s iconic Wizard of Oz dress

The niece of a dead priest is suing a US auction house to try to halt the sale of Judy Garland’s iconic Wizard of Oz gingham dress.

The blue and white checked dress, believed to be one of six originals from the film was due to go under the hammer at Bonhams on Tuesday but may now be withdrawn.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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