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The Auction of Judy Garland’s ‘Wizard of Oz Dress’ Hinges on an Ownership Ruling

The planned auction of a long-lost dress worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz” is in jeopardy after a federal judge on Monday ordered a hearing on why he should not block the sale pending the outcome of a lawsuit over its ownership.

The hearing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan was set for May 23, a day before Bonham’s auction house is currently scheduled to auction the dress on behalf of The Catholic University of America.

Judge Paul Gardephe’s order scheduling the court session came after a lawyer for Wisconsin resident Barbara Hartke asked him to stop the dress’s sale until the lawsuit could be decided.

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