Judy Garland's slippers stolen





Possibly the most recognizable pair of shoes in movie history - the sequined ruby slippers Dorothy wore in "The Wizard of Oz" - were reported stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minn. on Sunday.

The slippers are one of four remaining pair of the ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the filming of the 1939 classic movie.

The famous shoes are owned by Hollywood memorabilia collector Michael Shaw and were on loan to the museum for the summer. Shaw had also loaned the slippers to the museum for the 2004 summer. The slippers were to have been returned to Shaw after Labor Day.

Four pair of ruby slippers remains today. One has been at the Smithsonian since 1979; another sold at Christie's in 2000 for $660,000.


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