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https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture...by-slippers-wizard-oz-found-fbi-after-n906181

The pair of Ruby Slippers stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids 13 years ago have been found.
There's no place like home.

A pair of Dorothy's ruby slippers stolen from the Judy Garland Museum 13 years ago will soon make their way back to their rightful owner after the FBI announced on Tuesday it had located the sequined shoes that followed the yellow brick road in "The Wizard of Oz" nearly 80 years ago.



The ruby slippers are an iconic piece of cinema, as recognizable as Toto or the Wicked Witch of the West.

Several pairs are known to still exists, including a pair housed in the Smithsonian. But in August 2005, a pair vanished after a break-in at the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, according to "Today."

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Judy Garland as Dorothy wearing her ruby slippers in a scene from "The Wizard of Oz."Silver Screen Collection / Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Michael Shaw, who purchased the shoes for $2,000 in 1970, according to the New York Times, was overjoyed to learn they had been found after more than a decade.

"It was really one of the most thrilling moments of my life when they said, 'We've got them,'" Shaw said, holding back tears.


The person who ran off with the shoes after Shaw lent them to the museum smashed the window on an emergency exit door before swiping the glimmering footwear, authorities said.

The news that the shoes had been stolen crushed Shaw at the time.
 
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Thank you, Sam.

For anyone interesting in the story of the Ruby Slippers from the film version of the Wizard Of Oz , here is a documentary posted on youtube.





A bad recording of the report today that they were found.from youtube.

 
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