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Dorothy's Ruby Red Slippers
Are You Searching For A Pair of Ruby Slippers?
We all know the importance of Dorothy Gale's ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz. They were the shoes that Judy Garland wore in the 1939 movie of the same name.
In L. Frank Baum's original book, the shoes were silver. However, the movie featured them in ruby red in order to take full advantage of the Technicolor film process.
In the movie, the house falls on the Wicked Witch of the East. She is killed and the Munchkins released forever from her rule. With help from Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, Dorothy dons the ruby slippers, which offer protection against the Witch's sister, the Wicked Witch of the West. At the end of the movie, Glinda shares the secret of the slippers, that Dorothy can go home by clicking her heels three times and saying one of the most famous movie lines of all time, "There's no place like home."
Because of the iconic stature of The Wizard of Oz and the ruby slippers, the originals from the movie are now extremely cherished and valuable pieces of movie memorabilia. Women and girls around the world would love to own a pair of ruby slippers and they are in luck for there is a virtual wonderland of ruby slippers available.
On this page, there is a myriad of ruby slippers. Many of them are sequined but some are not. Some are quite similar in styling to Dorothy's original shoes and others are quite different. The choices include high heels and flats. Some of them are meant to be worn as part of a Halloween costume while others are simply ruby slipper inspired shoes. If you are looking for a pair of ruby slippers for yourself or for your daughter, you are sure to find a choice that suits your style.
"When I gain those ruby slippers, my power will be the greatest in Oz!" - Wicked Witch
Funtasma Ruby Slipper By Pleaser
Although shown in silver here when I type this, Amazon does have this Funtasma ruby slipper in red. If you click through to learn more, you will see it in both colors.
According to unsubstantiated rumours, seven pairs of the ruby slippers actually existed. Two are missing. If you have a set, they could be worth 1.5 million dollars.
Dorothy's Ruby Slipper Pump Shoe
These ruby red pumps are definitely a sexy version of Dorothy's shoes and feature a five-inch heel with red glitter.
The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Ruby Slippers
In honour of the 70th anniversary Wizard of Oz celebrations.
The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary included a gala in which Warner Brothers commissioned 19 pairs of shoes. The designs were meant to update the look of Dorothy's ruby slippers. The FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) added a student element to the competition and the results were simply stunning.
Jimmy Choo Ruby Red Shoes
Jimmy Choo Ruby Red Shoes
The Jimmy Choo ruby red high-heeled pumps shown here are from eBay seller lestrada2005. The image shown below is a pair of red Jimmy Choo shoes currently available on eBay. They're perfect for the Dorothy wannabe who likes designer shoes!
Women's Dorothy Ruby Red Slippers
These ruby red SLIPPERS are definitely my style! Flat, they are are perfect for travelling down the yellow brick road to Oz. (And they're affordable, too!)
For the 50th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, Harry Winston jewellery crafted a pair of slippers with 25 carats of diamonds and 1,500 carts of rubies. They are estimated to be worth $3 million dollars and are probably the most expensive shoes in the world.
Ruby Red Swarovski Crystal Shoes Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz
In 2008, the Swarovski crystal company hosted a contest for charity in New York City to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. The world's top designers including the likes of Oscar de le Renta, Jimmy Choo, Stuart Weitzman and Betsy Johnson created slippers with crystal elements which were auctioned off to support the AIDS Foundation.
Ruby Slippers and A Reproduction Dorothy Costume or Dress For Your Little Girl
More Information About The Ruby Slippers
- The Ruby Slippers: A Journey to the Land of Oz - Los Angeles Times
Dorothy's ruby slippers may represent the single most beloved memories of Hollywood movies, residing in that category with Charlie Chaplin's bowler hat, Charles Foster Kane's Rosebud and Sam Spade's...
- Article: The Ruby Slippers--Inventing an American Icon :: Smithsonian Lemelson Center
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- Inside The Search For Dorothy's Slippers - Forbes
After the prized pair were stolen, Michael Shaw began a three-year quest to rescue them. For Michael Shaw, owning Dorothy Gale's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz was an unconcealed joy. He took the sequined pair on the road, displaying them in mal
- Once Movie Trash, Now Collectible - New York Times
In the mid-1970s, M-G-M Studios hired a salvage crew to haul away and dispose of the waste material stored on one of its back lots, which included the background painting of the Emerald City used in ''The Wizard of Oz.'' Recently, that same matte pa
Dorothy's Ruby Red Shoes For Little Girls
If you have a little girl who wants to dress as Dorothy, these ruby red shoes are perfect. They're made with glitter NOT sequins and have rubber, non-slid soles.
Copies of the ruby slippers have appeared in The Master of Disguise, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and Kentucky Fried Movie.
The Wizard Of Oz Purses and Tote Bags
- The Wizard Of Oz Purses and Tote Bags
Picking just one of The Wizard of Oz purses and tote bags on this page is going to be a difficult job, indeed. Especially if you love The Wizard of Oz as much as I do!
Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers T-Shirt
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