$1 Million Being Offered for Judy Garland's Stolen Ruby Slippers

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Someone please get Dog the Bounty Hunter on the line. A $1 million reward is being offered for information that will lead to a missing pair of ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, reports AP. The pair was stolen from a museum in Judy Garland’s hometown of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Aside from the missing pair, three others exist, including one displayed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

The 10-year anniversary of this grand theft is in August. The generous donor, who remains anonymous, is a huge fan of Judy Garland and the classic film, which was released in 1939.

What evil witch could have stolen these shoes? I have only one suspect in mind.

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Contact the author at marie.lodi@jezebel.com.

Images via Getty and that dastardly Nome King from Return to Oz /screencap.

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Travelgrrl

It is pretty common knowledge in northern Minnesota (Grand Rapids, not Grand Marais) that it was an inside job; that the guy who owned them had them ‘stolen’, collected the insurance money, and still has them.

The whole story is insane, from entrusting a fairly priceless bit of Hollywood / Americana to a small town museum, which was not very secure; to the cameras Whoops! being off that night, etc.

Not sure who is supposedly putting up the mil; but my money is on the guy who knows he's not going to have to pay out, because he still has them.