Julie Andrews' Sound of Music costumes sell for $1.3 million

A selection of costumes from JULIE ANDREWS' classic movie THE SOUND OF MUSIC have sold at auction in California for $1.3 million .

The garments included the main outfit worn by the Hollywood legend's character Maria, which was described in the auction handbook as "a heavy brown homespun Austrian-style dress with a wheat-colored homespun blouse".

Floral lederhosen worn by cast members who played the Von Trapp children also went under the hammer at the Profiles in History auction over the weekend (27-28Jul13).

Another highlight was a costume worn by late actor James Gandolfini in his final scene of The Sopranos, which sold for $22,000 . The outfit was placed under auction before Gandolfini passed away from a heart attack while in Italy last month (Jun13).

A painting of the plantation building Tara from Gone With The Wind, used in the 1939 film's opening sequence, fetched $270,000 , and a diving helmet from 1954 movie 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea sold for $75,000 .

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