BBC Home > BBC News > Entertainment

Hepburn dress sells for $192,000

31 May 07 08:31 GMT

A pink cocktail dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's has sold at auction for $192,000 (£97,233) - more than six times its estimate.

The dress went under the hammer at a sale of film and entertainment memorabilia at Christie's in New York.

The auction house said it had expected the dress to fetch $30,000 (£15,192).

In December, a black Givenchy dress created for Hepburn as Holly Golightly in the 1961 film caused an auction frenzy, selling for £467,200.

The pink cocktail dress is believed to have been a late addition to the film and was used in the scene where Golightly learns of her brother's death and smashes crockery in a fit of grief.

Monroe programme

Hepburn was nominated for a best actress Oscar for the role, but lost out to Sophia Loren in Two Women (La Ciociara).

Also in the auction was a programme from John F Kennedy's Birthday Celebration in Madison Square Garden, New York, on May 19, 1962 - famous for Marilyn Monroe's birthday serenade - which sold for $66,000 (£33,420).

Items from the estate of comedian Stan Laurel made over $100,000 (£50,600).

These included his trademark bowler hats, a set of bow ties and a folder with joke ideas: "Rather be pregnant than have tooth pulled? Make up your mind lady, so I'll know which way to tilt the chair," he wrote.

Related BBC sites

*