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In 2005, one of only four known surviving pairs of ruby slippers worn on-screen by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since then they’ve been the subject of rumors and speculation, and several investigations, including from some of our friends featured on their shows – Joe Maddalena from the Profiles In History auction house and Hollywood Treasures and Josh Gates in an episode this past summer on Expedition Unknown. All leads went nowhere, and whoever had them would have loads of problems selling them, given how well known they are and how difficult they would be to hide. There we worries that they might be destroyed.
They’ve been found.
The FBI and North Dakota United States Attorney Christopher Myers reported today that the missing pair were located in an undercover operation in Minneapolis this summer. The investigation is still ongoing, however, as they determine who was responsible.
Deadline reports that Timur Bekmambetov, who directed Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, will develop his own idea for a new re-imagining of the Wizard of Oz story as a mini-series for Syfy. Called Warriors Of Oz, a fantasy-action mini in which “a warrior from present day Earth is transported to a post-apocalyptic future Oz where he must team up with three other warriors, Heartless, Brainless, and Coward, in order to defeat the evil Wizard who has enslaved the land.”
Syfy has dipped into that pool before, having produced 2007’s Tin Man starring Zooey Deschanel.