Wizard of Oz exhibit

Be Blown Away by The Wizard of Oz - GO TO OZ Exhibit at the DiMenna-Nyselius Library in July-August, 2009! Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the movie: "The Wizard of Oz" with us!

Image: Wizard of OzRe-Imagined Dorothy's Ruby Slippers, a Twister, and more Oz-errific Memorabilia is showcased at the library exhibit space on the main level. Relive the excitement of Oz over and over again!

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* Oz Fun Facts:

  • #6 on American Film Institutes's Top 100 American Films
  • Even more amazing, it went through four directors
  • It is believed there were seven pairs of Ruby Slippers (one pair has been stolen and not found yet)
  • As part of the 70th anniversary festivities, famous shoe designers were invited to design spectacular ruby red shoes which would become part of a touring exhibition and then auctioned off for charity at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in New York City in September.
  • Our famous Designer shoes at the Library are made by Juicy Couture, redesigned and re-imagined to replicate the famous red slippers by Roxann Riskin

*Oz Reference Information: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032138/

To see a slide show of the exhibit

To see pictures and leave comments

Additional Resources:

  1. Internet Movie database
  2. Smithsonian Institution (2006). "Treasures of American History". National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution.