In the novel, Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz” wears silver shoes

In L. Frank Baum’s original novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900), on which the famous film is based, the color of Dorothy’s shoes isn’t red but silver.

It was changed to take advantage of the new Technicolor film process used in big-budget Hollywood films of the era and film screenwriter Noel Langley is credited with the idea of the ruby slippers.

In 2005, these iconic items were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum and recovered by the FBI 13 years later.



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