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Fawcett jewelry, other items sell for $550K while suit famously worn by Kelly sells for $106K

FILE - In this undated file photo, Gene Kelly performs in the 1952 film "Singin' in the Rain." The grey wool suit was purchased Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, by the theme restaurant Planet Hollywood International for more than $106,000. Kelly wore the suit for the soggy featured dance in the 1952 movie musical. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
December 12, 2013 - 2:05 PM

DALLAS - 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 grey 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.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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