The dress Audrey Hepburn wore in the move “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” sold for close to $1 million. The black Givenchy gown was auctioned at Christie’s auction house in London to a telephone bidder for $807,000. That is about six times the highest pre-auction estimate of $98,000 to $138,000. Proceeds from the auction go to the charity City of Joy Aid, which assists the poor in India.


Hepburn wore the dress during a scene in the 1961 movie when she looked in the window of Tiffany’s, a diamond store in New York. ET Online says the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is what made the store such a common name.

  Another auction occurred at Christie’s New York auction house. Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics to “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer”, which he wrote in 1969 for The Beatles, went for $192,000 during a sale of rock and pop memorabilia. Before the auction, officials had estimated receiving $200,000 to $300,000. Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 Fender Stratocaster guitar sold for $168,000. Its pre-sale estimates were between $80,000 and $120,000. The instrument had been modified because Hendrix was left-handed. Jim Morrison’s handwritten poem “The American Night” sold for $50,400. The poem, which was written in 1970, was estimated to sell up to $12,000. The identities of winning bidders are not released.

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