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Video:  'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion Suit, Casablanca Piano Go for Millions

'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion Suit, Casablanca Piano Go for Millions

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The Cowardly Lion costume worn in the film "The Wizard of Oz," including the sculpted likeness of actor Bert Lahr's face, was auctioned for nearly $3.1 million. Hollywood memorabilia sold by Bonham's auction house on Monday night also included a piano featured in the 1942 classic "Casablanca," which fetched more than $3.4 million. The lion costume sold on Monday was worn more frequently than a second lion suit used during the filming of the classic movie. Read More >>


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