Wizard of Oz costume sells for $3.5 million at auction

A COSTUME from the iconic film, The Wizard of Oz, has sold for a staggering price at a New York auction.

The cowardly lion costume, which was worn by actor Bert Lahr in the movie, was bought for $US3 million ($3.5 million) at an auction of Hollywood items at Bonhams on Monday.

The New York Daily News reports, The big cat outfit had been authenticated as the one Lahr wore in the 1939 film. Its face is a sculpted likeness of the late actor.


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