Traumatic fact du jour
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 3:45PM
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Those beautiful ruby slippers Dorothy wore in the 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz? I hate to burst the Good Witch’s bubble, but those slippers weren’t made of rubies at all.

I doubt many of you have read L. Frank Baum’s book. Had you, you’d know that the slippers were made of silver. They were made of rubies in the movie to take advantage of the wonderful marvels of the new technology of the time, Technicolor.


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