29 Oct '16, 5pm

Wizard of Oz Crowdfunding Raises $300,000: Restoring Dorothy's famous slippers was priced at $300,000 and fan...

Wizard of Oz Crowdfunding Raises $300,000: Restoring Dorothy's famous slippers was priced at $300,000 and fan...

It took just seven days for “Wizard of Oz” nostalgics to raise more than $300,000 in a crowdfunding drive to restore Dorothy’s iconic slippers to their ruby red glory. The US Smithsonian’s Museum of American History, which owns the slippers, reported that its Kickstarter campaign had gone “over the rainbow,” in October. The sequined pumps were famously worn by Judy Garland as she skipped down the yellow brick road in the 1939 musical, one of Hollywood’s first color films. Support for restoring them “spanned six continents and 41 countries,” the museum said in a statement. Since the crowdfunding campaign is set to continue, the museum announced a “stretch goal” of $85,000 to help conserve and display the movie’s Scarecrow costume (worn by actor Ray Bolger), in an exhibit set to open in 2018. The Smithsonian Institution – which oversees museums and research centers in and ne...

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