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Chaplin cane under the hammer

Charlie Chaplin's cane, costumes from The Sound of Music and a jacket worn by Steve McQueen in Bullitt have sold for several million dollars at an auction of Hollywood memorabilia.

The Los Angeles Times reports that a cane from Chaplin's Modern Times went for 420,000 dollars at the auction held Sunday and Monday. That includes auction house fees.

Calabasas-based Profiles in History says the Sound Of Music clothing went for 1.56 million dollars, including the dress Julie Andrews wore while singing Do-Re-Mi.

The tweed jacket from Bullitt fetched 720,000 dollars.

A Dorothy dress from The Wizard of Oz sold for 360,000 dollars, a polka dot dress worn by Lucille Ball went for 168,000 dollars, and 54,000 dollars was the price for an outfit worn by (The Dude) - Jeff Bridges - in The Big Lebowski.

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