$1 million reward offered for the return of Judy Garland's ruby red slippers, a decade after they were stolen from a museum

The slippers disappeared whilst on display in a museum a decade ago

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A million dollar reward has been offered to anyone with information on the whereabouts of the red slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz.

The slippers were stolen ten years ago from a museum in Garland’s hometown of Minnesota.

Covered sequins, the slippers became iconic in the 1939 cinema hit which was one of the first films to take full advantage of technical advances in Technicolour films.

The film was released in 1939 to critical acclaim and catapulted Garland to stardom.

Three other pairs of the ruby shoes still exist, including one on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

The $1 million reward has been offered to anyone with credible information which can lead to the discovery of the footwear, including the exact location of the slippers and the perpetrator’s name.

The tenth anniversary of the slippers’ disappearance is this August. They were insured for $1 million at the time but experts believe that they may be worth closer to $2 million or $3 million now.

With additional reporting by Associated Press

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