Judy Garland wore it in the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. The iconic blue and white gingham dress was sold for $480,0000 down the street from ISH here in Beverly Hills at auction on Saturday.
The buyer of the dress, made by MGM costume designer Adrian, was not identified and its new location was not disclosed. But we do know where the ruby reds have landed!
Click your heels three times and …you can buy Dorothy’s ruby slippers! Well that is if you’re Stephen Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio and a group of “angel donors”— The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that they have purchased the heels!
This specific pair are called the “Witch’s Shoes,” and after 30 years on MGM’s Culver City lot , the slippers will now be displayed at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures inside the historic May Company building, currently known as LACMA West.
“The ruby slippers occupy an extraordinary place in the hearts of movie audiences the world over,” said Bob Iger, president and CEO of the Walt Disney Co. and chair of the capital campaign for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. “This is a transformative acquisition for our collection.”
“Leo’s passionate leadership has helped us bring home this legendary piece of movie history,” added Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “It’s a wonderful gift to the Academy museum project, and a perfect representation of the work we do year-round to preserve and share our film heritage.”
When ISH was voting last week, yes our polling location for the presidential election was The Beverly Hills Hotel we noticed that Julien’s Auctions was also getting ready to auction off Greta Garbo’s sunglasses. It’s So Hollywood!
Written by: Laney Fichera
Tags: Adrian, Bob Ige, Judy Garland, Julien's Auctions, LACMA West, Leonardo DiCaprio, MGM, Stephen Spielberg, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Beverly Hills Hotel, The Wizard of Oz, Walt Disney Co