Garland’s Oz dress fetches $480K
Judy Garland’s blue pinafore she wore in “The Wizard of Oz” sold for $480,000.
Auction house Julien’s Auctions said the gingham dress fetched the highest price of any item during a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia.
Steve McQueen’s racing jacket sold for $50,000, as did a purple skirt worn by Marilyn Monroe while filming “River of No Return” in Canada. Julie Andrews’ “Sound of Music dress” brought $38,400.
Sunglasses worn by Jean Reno in “Leon” went for $8,320, while Johnny Depp’s shades fetched $3,250. Prince William and Kate Middleton’s cake sold for $7,500.
Man who integrated Ole Miss airs concerns
The man who integrated the University of Mississippi said he’s troubled and confused by the protest against President Barack Obama’s re-election.
But James Meredith told WLOX-TV in Bay St. Louis, Miss., that students shouldn’t get sidetracked by what he calls nonsense and foolishness. The protest late Tuesday grew into a crowd of about 400 people as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Some people shouted racial slurs. Meredith’s admission sparked riots that had to be quelled by the military and police. Meredith said Saturday that he was cursed every day he attended Ole Miss, but he paid it no attention.
‘Love Boat’ producer Colman dies at 89
Television producer and executive Henry Colman — whose credits include “The Love Boat,” “Hawaii Five-O” and “Green Acres” — has died at age 89.
The Archive of American Television said Sunday that Colman died Wednesday. His career dates to early commercial television, where he started as production coordinator on the musical show “Easy Does it.”