'Gone with the Wind' dress sold at auction for €126,787

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Scarlett O Hara's dress
Scarlett O Hara's dress

The gray and black dress worn by Vivien Leigh when she played Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 classic 'Gone with the Wind' has been sold at auction for $137,000 (€126,787).

According to Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills, California the embroidered dress went for more than double its starting price of $60,000.

Margaret Mitchell's 1936 Civil War-era epic novel was made into the multiple Academy Awards winning movie starring Clark Gable and Leigh.

O'Hara's dress was part of an extensive collection of memorabilia from the film gathered by James Tumblin, a former make-up artist from Universal studios.

In all, about 150 items were up for auction.

The straw hat with green ribbons worn by O'Hara on the day of a picnic at the start of the film fetched $52,500 (€48,586) and one of her blouses went for $32,500 (€30,000).

Among the other items on sale was a gray suit worn by the character Rhett Butler, played by Gable, which fetched $55,000 (€50,000).