23 Oct '16, 12am

Help the Smithsonian Save Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers From “The Wizard of Oz” https://t.co/VWarxCnoVh

Few cinematic artifacts are as iconic as Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz . Never mind that the shoes described by Frank L. Baum in the source material were actually silver. So indelibly has the 1939 MGM film inscribed them in the public consciousness that we can’t think about Judy Garland’s Kansas farm girl without seeing red, in a manner of speaking. But like most movie props, those slippers weren’t built to last beyond the end of filming, let alone eight decades. Currently housed at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., where they’ve lived since an anonymous donor presented them to the Smithsonian in 1979, the slippers are looking a little peaked.

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