What can be better than receiving a Wizard’s gift? Buying a “Wizard of Oz” original costume.
Burt Lahr’s Cowardly Lion costume can be yours if the price is right. The piece of movie history is going up for auction in New York on Monday.
The costume from the classic 1939 film will be put on the auction block at Bonhams with other Hollywood memorabilia as a part of “TCM Presents: There’s No Place Like Hollywood.” Other items include Sam’s piano from “Casablanca,” Clark Gable’s riding jacket from “Gone With the Wind” and a Marilyn Monroe saloon gown from “River of No Return.”
According to the Associated Press, a secondary costume used in the film recently sold at auction for about $1 million.