Sound of Music memorabilia sells for $1.3m

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 - 13:01


Costumes from classic film, The Sound of Music, have sold for 1.3 million dollars at a Hollywood memorabilia auction in California.

The outfits included the main costume worn by lead character Maria, played by Dame Julie Andrews.

It was described by auction house Profiles in History as "a heavy brown homespun Austrian-style dress with a wheat-coloured homespun blouse."

The story of a singing Austrian family trying to escape the Nazis prior to World War II won five Oscars in 1966.