~ruby slippers~

January 21st, 2012

slippers

(click to expand image) L. Frank Baum’s Silver Shoes notoriously became Technicolor Ruby Slippers, but lesser known is this pair done in an Arabian style–more fanciful but not entirely unlike W.W. Denslow’s original illustrations–and rejected, after testing. Until recently these were held by Debbie “I’ve been collecting for 45 years and I’m only 40.” Reynolds.

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“Dorothy learns that water is fatal to a witch.” Above and below from the 1910 silent, Méliès-inspired, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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