Monroe's 'Subway' Dress Sells For $4.6 Million

Originally published on June 20, 2011 1:40 pm
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RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

And our last word in business news is Hollywood classics.

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MARILYN MONROE: (as The Girl) Do you feel the breeze from the subway? Isn't it delicious?

MONTAGNE: The light blue dress Judy Garland wore in the "Wizard of Oz" fetched more than $900,000. Both dresses were part of the collection of another film legend, Debbie Reynolds. She auctioned them after an attempt to create a museum fell through.

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