A wonderful article from Smithsonian Magazine about the theft of and later attempts at preservation of the Ruby Slippers worn by Judy Garland in her role as Dorothy Gale in MGM’s 1939 film The Wizaed of Oz.

The sequins on the shoes are so delicate that conservators clean them with a Q-tip and a little cold water. (Courtesy of Fran Monks: Smithsonian National Museum of American History)

Read the article here…