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The Ruby Slippers

"The silver shoes,' said the good witch, "have wonderful powers."

The Silver shoes?

Yes, in L. Frank Baum's 1900 children's classic, The Wonderful Wizard of oz, Dorothy follows the yellow brick road in silver, pointed-toes shoes.  The ruby slippers, among the most recognized shoes in history, were an invention of MGM studios for the 1939 film, one of the first to bring color to the screen. ....

 

This short excerpt was taken from the National Geographic, Published September 2006, "The Ruby Slippers," by Barbara L. Wyckoff.