Auction of long-lost Wizard of Oz dress blocked by judge amid ownership row

Dress worn by Judy Garland set to sell for up to 1.2m but relative of priest who was given dress in 1973 claims it belongs to herThe dramatic story of a costume from The Wizard of Oz thought lost for decades went through another plot twist on Monday, when a judge blocked its planned sale at auction.One of the blue-and-white checked gingham dresses that Judy Garland wore in 1939 for her role as Dorothy was scheduled to be part of an auction of Hollywood memorabilia in Los Angeles on Tuesday, put up for sale by Catholic University of America.

The dress was rediscovered at the school last year in a shoebox during preparations for a renovation.

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