The memorable slate blue-gray dress worn by Vivien Leigh as she played Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone With The Wind” marks 4 of the most dramatic scenes from the epic historical romance. When showcased at an auction this 20$ dress went with the highest bidder who offered to pay $137,000! That’s hell lot’ta money for a dress which was once discarded by the production team and sold at just $20 to James Tumblin, the original owner of the dress. **eyes widened with surprise**
The now ‘faded light gray turned outfit’ includes a gray two-piece ensemble.
This ensemble was sold at an auction at UT’s Ransom Center in Beverly Hills, California, this Saturday the 18th.
Here’s the interesting story behind the dress! James Tumblin came across the Scarlett O’Hara dress in the early 1960s while he was doing some research at a costume company. “I saw this dress on the floor and a docent told me not to bother to pick it up, because they were throwing it away. I asked if he would sell it to me. I had noticed there was a printed label saying Selznick International Pictures and ‘Scarlett production dress’ was written in ink.”
Mr. Tumblin has a hefty collection from Gone with the Wind – a straw hat that Leigh wore in a number of scenes in the movie and a gray wool suit worn by Clark Gable as Rhett Butler.
You can take a look at James Tumblin’s hefty ‘Gone with the Wind Collection’ auctioned this Saturday in the video.
We wonder if we could get our hands on some really cool outfit right now, so we could sell it at an auction ceremony for lakhs of money and have a good life.