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Costumes from Sound of Music fetch $1.3m at auction

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Costumes from classic film musical The Sound Of Music have sold at auction in California for a total of $1.3 million (£846,000).

The stage-to-screen musical, with songs by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer and premiered in 1965.

Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music
Items auctioned included the main outfit worn by Andrews as Maria, described in the auction handbook as "a heavy brown homespun Austrian-style dress".

Andrews wore the costume when singing "Do-Re-Mi" to the seven Von Trapp children (pictured).

Lederhosen worn by the children also went under the hammer at the 'Profiles in History' auction, which took place over the weekend.

A revival of the original stage version of The Sound of Music opens at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park next week (read our interview with Charlotte Wakefield, who plays Maria, here).

Come on our hosted WhatsOnStage Outing to The Sound of Music on 20 August 2013 and get a top-price ticket, free programme, free drink and access to our post-show meet and greet with the cast for just £35.00. Click here for more information.