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Auction house selling 'The Wizard of Oz' hourglass with starting bid at $400K
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The hourglass which was famously used in a scene from "The Wizard of Oz" with the "Wicked Witch of the West" (played by Margaret Hamilton) and Dorothy (Judy Garland) will soon be up for auction.
The bidding will begin at $400,000, according to a recent announcement made by the Dallas, Texas-based auction house, Heritage Auctions.
Heritage Auctions noted that the prop is, "the most recognizable signature prop from the film, in addition to being a crucial plot-driving device."
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"Do you see that [the hourglass]?" Hamilton's green-faced character says in the movie. "That's how much longer you've got to be alive! And it isn't long, my pretty! It isn't long! I can't wait forever to get those shoes!"