BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 19 (UPI) -- A frock actress Vivien Leigh wore in the classic film Gone With the Wind was sold this weekend for $137,000, Heritage Auctions announced.
Leigh, who played the iconic 19th-century heroine Scarlett O'Hara, was seen wearing the two-piece, slate blue-grey ensemble in four pivotal scenes of the 1939 American Civil War epic. The outfit also features black zig-zag appliqué and cord adornment on the collar, shoulders, front and cuffs, and nine decorative buttons on the front of the top.
The costume was sold as part of The James Tumblin Gone With the Wind collection, which also included props, tools and an extra's costumes used in the making of the movie, as well as drawings, paintings, posters and letters belonging or related to people involved with the film.
The big-screen adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's bestseller was directed by Victor Fleming and co-starred Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Hattie McDaniel and Olivia de Havilland. It won 10 Oscars, including the awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress for Leigh and Best Supporting Actress for McDaniel.