NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Jackson got an Oscar for best motion picture Saturday. The film was "Gone With the Wind," and he had to pay $1.5 million for it.
The entertainer phoned in his bid to Sotheby's to purchase the statuette awarded to David O. Selznick for the 1939 movie, Sotheby's officials said. Before the auction, the Oscar had been estimated at a value of up to only about $300,000.Also sold on Sotheby's auction block Saturday was the film's final shooting script, containing the then-controversial line spoken by Clark Gable -- Rhett Butler's famous last words to petulant wife Scarlett O'Hara.
The dog-eared script, with last-minute changes scribbled on pink and cream pages, was sold to an unidentified New York collector for $46,000, against a pre-sale estimate of $40,000 to $60,000.
And then there was the orchid percale dress that took Vivien Leigh through much of the Civil War movie. The dress, one of 27 identical dresses made for the wear and tear of filming the movie, went for $90,500 to a Brazilian woman who wouldn't give her name.