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Posted: Dec 2, 2013 7:35 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Dec 2, 2013 7:35 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: suit, "Singing in the Rain", Gene Kelly, 1952, auction, gray wool suit

DALLAS- The suit actor Gene Kelly wore as he danced in a downpour in "Singing in the Rain" in 1952 is up for auction at $20,000.

Memorabilia collector Gerry Sola had the suit for more than 40 years after he bought it for $10 at a sale of MGM props and wardrobe items in 1970.

Heritage Auctions offers it for sale Friday in Dallas.

Sola is a retired postal worker and traveled to Los Angeles to the MGM sale.

It started as an auction but progressed to a garage sale with racks of clothing for sale.

He says he sorted through the racks until he came across the gray wool suit made famous in the musical.

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