‘Cowardly Lion’ Sale Fetches $250G
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A shirt Leonardo DiCaprio wore in ``Titanic″ and Michael Keaton’s Batman suit fetched thousands of dollars apiece at a Hollywood memorabilia auction, but neither came close to the Cowardly Lion costume worn by Bert Lahr in ``The Wizard of Oz,″ which sold for $250,000.
DiCaprio’s shirt brought $10,000. The Batman suit went for $60,000.
The Cowardly Lion costume included the original body of lion pelts, and a remade headpiece, event publicist Dianne Bennett said.
Another ``Oz″ item, the Wicked Witch’s hat used in the scene where she exclaims ``I’m melting!,″ sold for $50,000.
Other items sold at the ``Hollywood: A Collector’s Ransom 5″ auction included a cane used by Charlie Chaplin in ``The Masquerader″ _ it went for $16,000 _ and greeting cards from Princess Diana. Two cards sold for $6,500 each.