Dorothy's shoes in The Wizard of Oz

Some interesting and iconic film costumes are about to go on auction from actress Debbie Reynold's extensive collection including the shoes that were originally worn by Judy Garland. I was surprised to see the style that was initially chosen and after seeing them, I am glad that they decided to go another route!

From the Wall Street Journal:
"These ruby slippers were used during the first 2 weeks of filming 'The Wizard of Oz' but then rejected in favour of the less Aladdin-reminiscent ones now indelibly inscribed in the American imagination. The early footage had to be reshot."

Photo: Garry McLeod

Items in the auction set for June 18th of this year include Audrey Hepburn's ascot gown in 'My Fair Lady', Charlie Chaplin's bowler hat, Vivien Leigh's 'drapery hat' in 'Gone with the Wind', and Marilyn Monroe's halter-neck dress from 'The Seven Year Itch' which is expected to sell for over $1million. Debbie Reynolds has taken four decades to amass this collection of thousands of items and has decided to sell them after failing to find a place to house all of it. It's unfortunate since it sounds to me like her collection would have made a museum worth a visit!

Full article at Wall Street Journal



Barbara Streisand's dress from 'Hello Dolly'



Visit Profiles in History (auction house where sale will be held)

2 comments:

  1. Oh why couldn't the MET have taken yet!? We won't be able to enjoy it if it's sitting in someone's home!

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  2. I totally agree--these are museum worthy!

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