It has been a decade since the red slippers were stolen from a museum in Judy Garland’s hometown in Minnesota.
The donor has offered a whopping $1 million reward.
Time Magazine wrote: “John Kelsch, executive director of the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, says the donor is from Arizona, and is a huge fan of Garland and the 1939 movie. The reward offer requires the exact location of the slippers and the perpetrator’s name.”
The Guardian wrote: “The shoes were designed by Adrian Greenberg, MGM’s chief costume designer in the 1930s. Originally, they were to be silver, but scriptwriter Noel Langley is credited with changing them to red, a decision intended to provide a striking visual contrast for when Dorothy was transported from black-and-white Kansas to the Technicolor magical world of Oz.”
New York Post wrote: “The 10-year anniversary of the theft is in August. The slippers were insured for $1 million. Kelsch says they could be worth $2 million to $3 million now.”
I hope they find them. The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite movies of all time.
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