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Judy Garland's Wizard of Oz dress sells for £301,000

Judy Garland's blue pinafore she wore in The Wizard of Oz has sold at auction for £301,000. The iconic dress was among a number of Hollywood lots up for sale in the US this weekend.

Darren C. Julien from Julien's Auctions checks the dress that Judy Garland wore in the Wizard of Oz film. Credit: Press Association

Auction house Julien's Auctions says the gingham dress fetched the highest price of any item during a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia that attracted bids from around the world. The auction ended yesterday in Beverly Hills, California.

During the same sale, Steve McQueen's racing jacket sold for £31,000, as did a purple skirt worn by Marilyn Monroe while filming River of No Return in Canada. Julie Andrews' Sound of Music dress also went for £24,000.