One of the more popular items in the Smithsonian’s vast collection of Americana is a pair of Dorothy’s original ruby slippers from the classic 1939 MGM musical. Now the museum is working on a conservation effort, and they’d love for you to chip in on the bill.
Ben-Hur, a befuddling remake of a 1959 classic that continues to loom large in the popular imagination and was also very much the product of its time in ways that are tough to replicate successfully for a modern audience, made $11.4 million in its box-office debut this weekend. Oops!
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