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Accompanying note from wardrobe manager labels the show in which she wore the costume as “very dull”

A nightie worn by Ingrid Bergman is going under the hammer, accompanied by a frank assessment of the show in which it appeared.

The triple Oscar-winning actress wore the full-length turquoise nightdress in the 1967 ABC TV production The Human Voice.

The letter of authenticity includes an acerbic postscript from the wardrobe manager, who writes “it was a very dull play but Miss Bergman was up to her usual high standard”.

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The Swedish screen siren’s nightdress is among many lots up for grabs at Chiswick Auctions’ less than racy sounding Historical Documents & Ephemera Sale.

It is estimated to fetch between £200 and £300 when it goes under the hammer on Wednesday June 24, from 1pm.

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