Some lucky movie buff is definitely the "King of the Forest" with this piece of historic memorabilia!
The original Cowardly Lion costume that actor Burt Lahr wore in 1939's The Wizard of Oz was sold in the Bonhams' “TCM Presents: There’s No Place Like Hollywood" auction yesterday for more than $3 million.
The costume, which was previously owned by LA TV museum founder James Comisar garnered $3,077,000 at the auction block on Monday, Nov. 24.
And while the item's expensive sale isn't a record for Bonham, the costume – which is made of real lion skin – did sell at the higher end of the the pre-auction estimate.
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Other notable items up for sale included a Dorothy "test" dress and pinafore from 'The Wizard of Oz,' and Sam’s piano from 'Casablanca.' The piano reportedly sold at auction for $3,413,000.
According to ‘People,’ the highest recorded price for a piece of movie memorabilia is $4.6 million for the Aston Martin driven by Sean Connery as James Bond in 1964's 'Goldfinger.'
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