Ruby Slippers

The ruby slippers are the shoes worn by Dorothy (played by Judy Garland) in the 1939 MGM movie The Wizard of Oz. Because of their iconic stature, they are now among the most treasured and valuable of film memorabilia. As was customary for important props, a number of pairs were made for the film, though no one knows exactly how many. Five pairs are known to have survived; one pair was stolen in 2005 and has never been recovered.

In L. Frank Baum's original novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy wore Silver Shoes. The movie's creators changed them to ruby to take advantage of the new Technicolor film process.

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... In the 1990 The Wizard of Oz television series, the Ruby Slippers are used to transport Dorothy back to Oz ... A unique concept proposed by this series is that the Ruby Slippers' magic is linked to the glow of their red coloration ... in Oz) and forcing him to drain the red color from the slippers themselves ...
Return To Oz - Synopsis
... Nome King reveals to her that he conquered the Emerald City courtesy of her discarded Ruby Slippers ... palace crumbles and they seem to have no means of escaping, Dorothy finds the Ruby Slippers and wishes for the Emerald City to return to normal and ... After Ozma takes her place on the throne, Dorothy hands over the Ruby Slippers ...
The Wizard Of Oz (1987 Musical) - Synopsis
... Wicked Witch of the West (who resembles Miss Gulch) arrives to claim her sister's magic ruby slippers and vows to avenge her death ... Glinda has already put the slippers on Dorothy's feet, further infuriating the witch ... fails to intimidate Dorothy into giving up the ruby slippers ...
Ruby Slippers - Pop Culture
... In World of Warcraft, the Ruby Slippers are a pair of level 70 epic cloth shoes dropped by the Wizard of Oz-themed "opera event" in the Karazhan raid instance ... to save herself and other characters who are trapped aboard a submarine by putting on a pair of ruby slippers, and saying" There's no place like home." ...

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