arts-graphics-film_1190865a Garland wearing the slippers as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz movie
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Now, an anonymous donor from Arizona is offering a $1 million reward for information on the shoes worn in The Wizard of Oz movie.

In 2005 the shoes were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where they were on loan from private collector Michael Shaw as part of a display. The thief entered the museum via a window and made off with the ruby slippers as his only loot.

29e5429a-219f-4651-89cc-a46b9a37097c-1020x612 One of the four pairs of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland
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At the time of the crime, Shaw said in an interview with The Guardian: "It's the worst nightmare for me. The theft is not only a crime against me, but against children. Those shoes have been used to raise money for Aids, for helping get kids off the street, reading programmes, and for children with Down's syndrome and autism.''

The shoes were insured for $1 million and are now estimated to be worth around $2-3 million.

For the anonymous fan, there really is no place like home for the slippers!

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