The mystery of the missing ruby slippers

Gill Deacon talks with documentarian Morgan White about the still-unsolved theft of Dorothy's ruby slippers ten years ago today.
The original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz. (Reuters)

Ten years ago today, Dorothy's iconic ruby slippers were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan — and the mystery of what happened to them has yet to be solved.

Guest host Gill Deacon talks to documentarian Morgan White about the facts and theories around the theft, the mythology surrounding the ruby slippers, and what the obsession with these shoes says about our cultural investment in the silver screen.


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