Three clicks and they could be yours: Judy Garland”s Wizard of Oz ruby slippers to be auctioned for $2 – $3million
9:10 PM on 23rd September 2011
Three clicks: The Wizard of Oz”s Dorothy”s red sequinned slippers will be auctioned in December in LA. They are expected to fetch a price of $2 to $3million
Though the auction house has so far declined to reveal the name of the iconic costume piece”s seller, Profiles in History owner Joe Maddalena saidhe was expecting bids from around the world.
“Thisis the most important film prop in the world. There is nothing more famous,” said Maddalena.
“They are one of the greatest pieces of pop culture in existence.”
One of the pairs of slippers used in the Wizard of Oz is on exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, one is in private hands and another was stolen from the Judy Garland museum in Minnesota.
There”s no place like home: Judy Garland wears the red slippers at the doorway to the Emerald City in the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz