Dorothy’s ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Ruby Slippers On Sale For A Whopping $6 Million

Gabrielle Okun | Reporter

A pair of Dorothy’s Wizard of Oz ruby red slippers went on sale for a whopping $6 million, according to Page Six Monday.

You ,too, can own those famous ruby red slippers, if you’ve $6 million to spare. The slippers originally belonged to actress Judy Garland, who played Dorothy and wore the shoes during the iconic 1939 flick, Page Six reported. The famous shoes are featured on Moments In Time from dealer Gary Zimet, who previously owned them for 18 years. The same shoes were in a Tennessee teenager’s possession after she won them as a second-place prize during a 1940 contest for guessing the top movies from 1939.

The slippers are a “the holy grail of movie memorabilia,” Zimet said. Each slipper is adorned with 46 rhinestones on the bow followed by another 42 beads and three larger jewels. These shoes are also thought to be the second or third pair in use in case the primary pair were damaged.

The Wizard of Oz is a musical fantasy flick based on children’s novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” written by L. Frank Baum and published in 1900.

Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale in “The Wizard of Oz:”

[Judy Garland, as character Dorothy Gale, holds Toto in a publicity still for “The Wizard of Oz.” (Photo by Herbert Dorfman/Corbis via Getty Images)]

An advertisement for “The Wizard of Oz:”

[A lobby card from the film, ‘The Wizard Of Oz,’ features headshots of, from left, American actress Judy Garland (1922 – 1969) (as Dorothy) and actors Frank Morgan (1890 – 1949) (as the Wizard), Ray Bolger (1904 – 1987) (as the Scarecrow), Bert Lahr (1895 – 1967) (as the Cowardly Lion), and Jack Haley (1898 – 1979) (as the Tin Man), 1939. The film was directed by Victor Fleming. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)]

There are a few other pairs of the ruby slippers, which were made as props for the movie. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History received another pair of the slippers in 1979. However, they were removed from the exhibit in 2017 for a conservation project. The shoes are well-worn and quite small — only a woman’s size five — which are believed to be the main shoes Garland used for dancing.

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