LOS ANGELES (BBC): 

Costumes from classic film, The Sound of Music, have sold for $1.3m (£845,000) at a Hollywood memorabilia auction in California. The outfits included the main costume worn by lead character Maria, played by Dame Julie Andrews. It was described by auction house Profiles in History as “a heavy brown homespun Austrian-style dress with a wheat-coloured homespun blouse.” Floral lederhosen worn by the Von Trapp children also went under the hammer.