Public urged to help save Oz's ruby slippers

Public urged to help save Oz's ruby slippers
 

A crowd-funding campaign has been launched to save the famous ruby slippers of the Wizard of Oz movie.
Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is appealing to help raise $300,000 (£250,000) for the restoration of Dorothy's magic shoes.
The slippers, worn by Judy Garland in the film, were made almost 80 years ago by the MGM Studios prop department.
But age has taken its toll and they have turned from a sparkling red to a dull brown.
The slippers remain one of the most viewed items at the Washington museum.
The funds raised by the Kickstarter campaign will be used for immediate... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 35
Source: BBC
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