‘Wizard of Oz’ Cowardly Lion costume sells for $3.1M
The Cowardly Lion is going to a new home.
The original lion costume from “The Wizard of Oz” sold at an auction in New York city for a little more than $3-million.
That’s much more than the secondary outfit, which was bought recently for close to a million bucks.
The outfit was originally worn by Bert Lehr in the 1939 classic film.
It features a sculpted facial likeness of the actor.
It belonged to a memorabilia collector, who plans to use the money to exhibit his vast collection, which includes items from “I Love Lucy” and “Lost.”