Wizard of Oz slippers to be displayed in London

16:45 04 October 2012

The slippers were worn by Judy Garland, seen here accepting an Oscar in 1939. File picture: Ian West/PA

The slippers were worn by Judy Garland, seen here accepting an Oscar in 1939. File picture: Ian West/PA

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A piece of cinematic history is to be loaned to London for the first time.

Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, as worn by Judy Garland, will be displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington.

The famous footwear was worn in the 1939 film in which Garland played a farm girl on a magical journey. They will be shown with Dorothy’s blue-and-white gingham dress in Hollywood Costume,

Curators say it is the first time Dorothy’s dress and shoes have been together since the movie was filmed.

They are currently displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, in Washington. They plan to hold a departure ceremony on Tuesday.

The exhibit will open at the V&A on October 20.

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