By the time of the film's release, more than 3 million copies were in print. There are 13 sequels. •In Baum's book, the ruby slippers are silver. They were changed to red to show up better in Technicolor. •In the book, Oz is portrayed as much more of a.
They’re not just for nostalgia—they matter to our cultural identity.” In a Kickstarter campaign, 5,300 backers raised $300,000 to help the Smithsonian conserve the Ruby Slippers worn by actress Judy Garland in the popular 1939 film. (NMAH.
Rick, 63, and his wife, Kathy, make shearling slippers, earmuffs, seatbelt covers and hats, among other products. On one side of the room are stacks of shearlings — about 70 of them. A shearling is a skin from a sheep or lamb that has never been shorn.