September/October 2021 Issue
Rumor has it that costume designers made at least six pairs of ruby slippers for Judy Garland to wear while filming The Wizard of Oz. Four remain, including a nearly pristine set that was used only for close-ups.
That pair of shoes can be found in the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, located in the second-floor Art of Moviemaking gallery alongside scripts, costumes and production design drawings from the classic movie.
Together, the items provide a rare behind-the-scenes look at the movie-making process, making them a fitting inclusion to the museum, the brainchild of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences 10 years in the making.