20 Mar 2015

Air Jordan 7s Once AgainFor the Broadway production of Wicked

Ruby Slippers or Those Don’t Look Like Comfortable ShoesThey were magic. A click of the heels and you could go home again saving you lots of money on airfare and doing a world of good for the environment.

There’s lots of stories behind those slippers from how they became ruby to where they are now. So Air Jordan 7s get your blue socks on and get ready to drop your house because we’re going shoe huntin’.

However, when the MGM musical went into production, Hollywood had just begun using a process known as Technicolor. The filmmakers decided that silver wouldn’t pop quite that well once the film went from black and white to color and thus, it was decided that Dorothy’s slippers would become ruby.

At Least Seven PairsAnd two are still missing.

According to film historians, there were at least seven pairs of Ruby Slippers made for Judy Garland. For some time, one of those pairs was Air Jordan 13s on display at Disney World’s then named Disney MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida. They have since been removed. This same pair recently made a trip to the Oprah Winfrey Show in Chicago. The pair of slippers required two security guards and an armored truck to transport them from the plane to Harpo Studios. The shoes even flew first class.

While the others are owned by mostly private collectors, one pair is owned by a rather well known private collector, actress Debbie Reynolds.

The Slippers Become Air Jordan 2s Silver, Once AgainFor the Broadway production of Wicked, based on Gregory Maguire’s novel retelling the story of OZ from Elphaba’s (the Wicked Witch) point of view, the slippers originally owned by the Wicked Witch of the East were returned to their original silver hue.

In Wicked, it’s discovered that Elphaba’s obsession with the shoes goes beyond just the fact that they belonged to her sister, but also that Air Jordan 10s they held a connection to the distant father whose attention she so greatly craved.

Once again, those are some serious shoes.

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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

That was interesting. I was the Air Jordan 14s Good Witch of the North in the musical play THE WIZ. Our Dorothy wore silver slippers : )

lizziemagic 5 years ago

In Wicked, during the scene where Nessa sings “The Wicked Witch of the East” and Elphaba enables Nessa to walk, they use lighting to make the slippers look ruby. They are supposed to have changed from silver to ruby when Elphaba enchanted them. You probably already knew that, but I just wanted to point that out!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

KellyEngaldo 4 years ago

I knew about the silver slipper part from reading the book. I never knew about the enchanting the shoes to turn red love it! Thank you! One of my favorite books! Now I really must see Wicked! Excellent hub!

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