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The Wizard of Oz (1939) Judy Garland's Ruby Red Rehearsal Slipper - This is Judy Garland's right rehearsal shoe worn while rehearsing her iconic role of "Dorothy" in the infamous 1939 MGM production, The Wizard Of Oz. These simple red heels were worn by Garland while rehearsing, as to not damage the screen used ruby red slippers embellished with bugle beads. These rehearsal slippers were not just a different pair of shoes she rehearsed in, the shoe is the same exact shoe as the ruby red slippers and the only difference is the lack of applied sequins. The red heel was made by the Innes Shoe Co. of Pasadena and Hollywood, is size 5 1/2 and is lined with a cream-colored kid leather. The shoe has the internal serial number AG 752503 U20 and is handwritten in black ink "#2 Judy Garland", as did the ruby red slippers. The bottom of the shoe also has an applied black felt pad on the sole to minimize noise of footsteps on the yellow brick road set, which was actually plywood. These rehearsal shoes are mentioned in the book "The Ruby Slippers of Oz" by Rhys Thomas, who states "This shoe is authentic to MGM Production 1060-The Wizard of Oz. It was purchased for the production from the Innes Shoe Company of Hollywood & Pasadena and bears the distinctive company label embossed in silver on the instep of the kid leather lining. The specific shoe type and size was, before beading, the basic foundation of what would become Judy Garland's Ruby Red Slippers. I would describe this shoe as a naked ruby slipper." This piece has excellent investment potential, as items from or made for this legendary film almost never surface. Most of the pieces for the movie were not thought of as "important" until many years after the movie was made. The Wizard of Oz is widely considered to be one of the greatest films in cinema history, and has become an icon of American popular culture. The year 2019 will mark the 80th anniversary of this beloved film.

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