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    Love This Movie!

    And still watch it whenever it it screened on TV. I never knew this ...

    In the novel, Dorothy wore silver shoes. However, the creators of the film chose to make these ruby slippers to take advantage of the new technicolor technology.


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    I think this movie is where my love of all things glittery and shiny comes from. LOVE Glinda's dress and tiara and I've always wanted a wand like that. But in sterling silver and real gemstones, of course. I'm not one for flashy shoes though.

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    A timeless classic indeed. Judy Garland was wonderful.
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    The original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland are on display at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC and still evoke powerful shivery feelings inside of me when I see them. True americana and I'm sure they had no idea when they were making the film what a cultural icon it would become! It had some tough competition coming out in the same year as "Gone with the Wind" but it's certainly held its own over time.

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    Re: Love This Movie!

    Quote Originally Posted by tabby View Post
    and I'm sure they had no idea when they were making the film what a cultural icon it would become!
    Surely, they hoped it would? Isn't that what every story hopes to achieve?
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    Yes, it is and I'm sure they did hope for success or they wouldn't have begun the venture in the first place but I doubt even in their wildest dreams they could have foreseen how many successive generations of children would be smitten by the film.

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    Dorothy's 'Wizard of Oz' dress sells for $480,000 at auction ~~~~~> Dorothy's 'Wizard of Oz' dress sells for $480,000 at auction - TODAY Entertainment

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    Re: Love This Movie!

    I still want Glinda's dress. Did you know that Billie Burke was 53ish when she played Glinda? What a stunningly beautiful woman.


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    Re: Love This Movie!

    I tried to find it for you, Snoozie but apparently it's uncertain where it is and presumably is in the hands of a private collector.

    I did find this tidbit though .... the dress was originally worn by Jeanette McDonald in the 1936 film "San Francisco". It was in the MGM costume wardrobe and selected for Glinda with the addition of a few alterations.




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    I had no idea! It's awkwardly high waisted on Jeanette McDonald. I doubt many women could wear that style without looking like a mushroom.

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