Somewhere, over the rainbow, the Smithsonian Museum is crowdfunding to get help to repair Dorothy’s ruby slippers.
In a Kickstarter campaign titled #KeepThemRuby, the curators are asking the public to contribute $300,000 to repair and conserve the shoes made by MGM for Judy Garland in the film “The Wizard of Oz” (1939).
If you go to the page, you can get up-close photos of how the shoes are decaying, even without constant dancing.
The Smithsonian is taxpayer supported and free to all those who come to Washington, DC. You see can the slippers and other iconic film and TV relics at the American History Museum.