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Dec 12, 2013 7:35 PM by Alyse Rzemek

Fawcett bling, Gene Kelly suit sell at auction

DALLAS (AP) - Farrah's bling has fetched far more than Gene's wool fling.

Separate auctions were held Thursday in Dallas. One featured Texas native Farrah Fawcett's jewelry and other memorabilia. Another had as its centerpiece the gray wool suit worn by Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain."

Heritage Auctions sold various items once belonging to Fawcett for more than $500,000. A 10.95-carat diamond ring earlier was sold for $245,000. A red bathing suit pulled in more than $4,000.

Kelly's suit, meanwhile, was purchased by the theme restaurant Planet Hollywood International for more than $106,000. Kelly wore the suit for the soggy featured dance in the 1952 production.

The suit had been kept by a retired postal worker who bought it at an MGM lot sale in 1970 for $10.

 

 

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