An anonymous donor has reportedly offered $1 million for credible information leading to the return of the original pair of “Wizard of Oz” Judy Garland’s sequined, ruby red slippers stolen from a museum in her Minnesota hometown.
The late actress had worn the slippers in The Wizard of Oz and three other pairs still exist, including one on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.
John Kelsch, executive director of the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, says the donor is from Arizona and is a huge fan of Garland and the 1939 movie.
The 10-year anniversary of the theft is in August and the slippers were insured for $1 million. Kelsch says they could be worth about $2 million to $3 million now.