The Shirt Off Leo's Back

06/01/1999 12:00AM

A shirt Leonardo DiCaprio wore in "Titanic" and Michael Keaton's Batman suit each fetched thousands of dollars at a Hollywood memorabilia auction, but neither came close to the price garnered by the Cowardly Lion costume worn by Bert Lahr in "The Wizard of Oz," which sold for $250,000. Leo's shirt brought $10,000 at the auction Saturday. The Batman suit went for $60,000. The Cowardly Lion costume included the original body of lion pelts plus a remade headpiece, an event publicist said. Another "Oz" item, the Wicked Witch's hat used in the scene where she exclaims "I'm melting!," sold for $50,000.

  • Other items sold at the "Hollywood: A Collector's Ransom 5" auction included a cane used by Charlie Chaplin in "The Masquerader" -- it went for $16,000 -- and greeting cards from Princess Diana. Two cards sold for $6,500 each.
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