The famous ruby red slippers worn by Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz film will be preserved thanks to a Kickstarter campaign.
Sixteen-year-old Judy Garland wore these sequined shoes as Dorothy Gale in the 1939 film classic The Wizard of Oz. In Baum's book, Dorothy's magic slippers are silver; for the movie, they were changed to ruby red to show up more vividly against the yellow-brick road.
The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is seeking public help to raise for restoration of Dorothy's slippers. The search is. Studying the effects of various light wavelengths, their response to changes in humidity and temperature, they will determine the best conditions for their preservation. Loading wild leopard gecko food Trouble loading? Please be aware that you will be providing your payment data including other personally identifiable information and credit card information directly to Stripe, and they will issue payment to the Smithsonian upon further instruction from Kickstarter. National Museum of American History.