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REELING2016: The 34th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

The Slippers

Directed by Morgan White

Canada / 2016 / 91 mins

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The Slippers

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
Saturday, September 24 1:00 PM Buy Tickets

Description

Will any true Friend of Dorothy be surprised to learn that a gay man not only discovered Judy Garland’s long forgotten ruby slippers in a dusty storeroom but, in his own obsessive way, helped create the mania for classic film artifacts that is a multi-million dollar business today? THE SLIPPERS, from filmmaker Morgan White, pulls back the Wizard’s curtain on the unbelievable story and cultural impact of the ultimate movie collectible – the glittering ruby slippers Garland wore as Dorothy in the 1939 classic THE WIZARD OF OZ. Utilizing firsthand accounts, archival interviews and footage, THE SLIPPERS goes behind the scene to detail the fascinating journey of the ruby slippers after their sale at the infamous 1970 MGM auction. Discovered by Kent Warner, a costumer and early proponent of movie memorabilia collecting, both Warner’s discovery and the controversial sale has long been the stuff of myth and mystery (were there four pairs? More? Less?). Any devoted fan of THE WIZARD OF OZ will be over the rainbow for this fascinating, mysterious and ultimately heartwarming saga of the most recognizable movie prop ever created.


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The Slippers

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
Saturday, September 24 1:00 PM Buy Tickets