signature dress--a shimmery number she wore in the
stage production of Gentlemen Prefer
Blondes--was recovered Friday night after
being stolen from a Hollywood hotel.
A man found an
abandoned bag containing the dress at a Hollywood park and
turned it over to authorities, said Officer Jason Lee, a
police spokesman. The man was not identified.
The dress was in
police custody and would be returned to Channing once
the investigation was completed, Lee said. No further
details were immediately available.
actress and her husband were checking in to the Hollywood
Renaissance Hotel on Thursday when a man swiped one of her
bags from a bell cart in the lobby. Channing told
police it was valued at $150,000. Her representative
told celebrity Web site TMZ.com the dress was on its
way to the Smithsonian museum for an exhibit. (AP)