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Help preserve Dorothy's ruby slippers

(Source: Smithsonian Institution) (Source: Smithsonian Institution)

Made in 1939 for the MGM musical version of The Wizard of Oz, the Ruby Slippers were created only to last through the end of filming.

Now, nearly eighty years later, the pair worn by Judy Garland as she danced up the yellow brick road are showing their age. They need immediate conservation care and a new, state-of-the-art display case, in order to slow their deterioration and protect them from environmental harm, according to a statement by the Smithsonian Institution.

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