Here’s A Christmas Present We Wouldn’t Mind Getting

It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with red, Dorothy shoes around here. That’s why our ears perked up when we heard that over the weekend the Hollywood Entertainment Museum held an auction, and one of the items up for bid was a pair of ruby slippers that came labeled “MGM Wardrobe J. Garland.” So far, the lucky winner has not been named. But before anyone gets too excited, there’s a bit of Hollywood drama and mystery involved with the ruby slippers.According to the Smithsonian, as is the norm in costume production for film, multiple pairs were created for “The Wizard of Oz.” Of all the legitimate pairs, one set was donated to the National Museum of American History as a gift from an anonymous donor, and through the years, different pairs of shoes traded hands, some were stolen, while others are still presumably missing. But the ability to believe is a Christmas miracle and this auction by Super Auction looks pretty legit, as it included costumes from “Ben-Hur,” a script from “The Man in the Iron Mask,” and the shoes in question. To the Dorothy fan who’s now in possession of these slippers, we say: Enjoy your new memorabilia. You lucky bitch. [Super Auctions via LA Times]