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Elizabeth Taylor’s 1961 Oscars gown spotted at auction
Just call it a holiday miracle.
Elizabeth Taylor’s Christian Dior gown at the 1961 Academy Awards since the one she won Best Actress for her role in “BUtterfield 8” Missing after the fateful night.
She wore a Marc Bohan dress, opera gloves and diamond and pearl earrings, and chose her then-husband Eddie Fischer as her date.
according to Cree Taylor AuctionsThat summer, more than 60 years later, Taylor and Richard Burton found the monumental gown in a suitcase in London, where they often visited.
Close family friends and employees of Anne Sanz he told the auction house The dress — a pale yellow chiffon bodice and a wide icy blue embroidered white skirt — was only worn once, but Taylor considers it a “lucky charm” and carries it with her when she travels.
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However, in the 1970s, Sanz said, Taylor got tired of lugging dozens of bags around the world and gave Anne plenty of merchandise — including a 1961 dress. The item and others belonging to Burton were found in a plastic suitcase.
The actress’ dress and other valuables will be auction On December 6, it’s expected to sell for between $42,000 and $72,000.
Not only is the pricey piece unforgettablely associated with the late actress, who died in 2011 at the age of 79, but it’s also part of Oscar history thanks to her unforgettable speech.
After being overlooked in previous years for roles in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Last Summer Suddenly, she won her first Oscar, which Taylor, then 29, shocked to accept.
“After all of this, I really don’t know how to express my gratitude. I guess all I can do is thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart,” she said he said out of breath.