‘Wizard of Oz’ Oil Can Up for Auction


Follow the yellow brick road… to collect an iconic movie prop.

More than 80 years after the groundbreaking Warner Bros. “The Wizard of Oz” graced the silver screens, a prized piece from the set is auctioned for the very first time.

Tin Man’s oil can from the 1939 Technicolor fantasy is selling for $200,000, according to TMZ.

Kruse GWS Auctions is hosting the sale and noted on the product description page that film historians say this is one of five oil cans used during filming, while other experts say that there were three.

The container can be viewed at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.

The box is currently on loan to the museum until November 2022.

According to the auction house, the museum was also interested in letting the winning bidder keep the golden accessory at the gallery after the loan agreement was satisfied in November.

Tin Man’s oil can be seen at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.

The article will be accompanied by a redacted copy of the loan agreement for the Academy museum as well as a $1 million insurance appraisal.

The iconic musical starred Judy Garland as the wide-eyed Dorothy, with Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton rounding out the ensemble cast.

Garland’s blue gingham dress from the film was finally found last year after being missing for nearly 50 years.

The suit was mysteriously lost in 1972 and was found on the Catholic University campus in Washington, DC in June 2021.

Lecturer and college operations coordinator for theater and music, Matt Ripa, dug up the dress while clearing an area of ​​one of the school’s buildings.

Ripa discovered a shoebox containing the blue and white dress in a trash bag, and the university kept the dress safe in its archives.


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