An auction for Hollywood memorabilia from
exceeded expectations Saturday.
Judy Garland's Dorothy test dress from "The Wizard of Oz" was estimated to sell between $60,000 and $80,000. After taxes, it was sold for $1,119,000.
Dorothy's test ruby red slippers, which were estimated to sell between $120,000 and $150,000, went for $627,000 including tax.
Charlie Chaplin bowler hat was estimated at $20,000 to $30,000. It sold for $135,300.
Harpo Marx's hat and wig were estimated at $20,000 to $30,000. They sold for $55,350.
was selling the legendary actress' private, movie memorabilia. It is said to be the most comprehensive private collection in the world, valued at millions of dollars.
"I wanted to build a museum for the public... which I was never able to raise the money for. That's why you are seeing this auction," Reynolds said. "I think it's sad, but I think it's the only way it can happen. It's the only way I can save it. I can't maintain it anymore."
For 40 years, the actress attended auctions, buying the most prized props, costumes, scripts and film cameras used by the giants of cinema: MGM, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros and Paramount.
The auction was