A Fan Is Giving Out 1 Million Dollars For The Recovery Of Garland’s Ruby Slippers
“The Wizard of Oz” is indeed one of the most famous films of all time. The film that was released in 1939 was based on the popular L. Frank Baum children’s novel of the same name.
The film about Dorothy Gale’s adventures over the rainbow generated popular references, memorabilia and even costumes throughout generations since its release. One of the most popular pieces of paraphernalia from the film is the pair of ruby slippers that had the magical ability to get Dorothy back home.
One of the pairs of Ruby slippers that Judy Garland wore in the film actually ended up getting stolen. John Kelsch, a museum curator talked about a huge fan of the franchise who lived in Arizona. About two weeks ago, the fan talked with Kelsch saying that he was willing to pay a million dollars to the person who came forward with the pair of shoes.
The pair was stolen in a quick and coordinated smash and grab incident. Apparently, the police found nothing but a sequin left behind. According to Kelsch, the pair of slippers in the museum right now is a replica and the stolen pair may be worth two or three million dollars now.
Hopefully, the pair that was stolen in 2005 will return to the museum for display soon enough where fans can get a glimpse of it again.