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Kickstarter campaign aims to save Dorothy's fading ruby slippers

Wishful thinking and three heel-clicks whisked Dorothy back home in "The Wizard of Oz," but it will take hard cash to restore her ruby red slippers. The sparkling shoes dazzled audiences of the 1939 film classic as Dorothy, played by Judy Garland, danced down the yellow brick road. Now the US Smithsonian's Museum of American History in Washington -- where they are on public display -- has launched a crowdfunding Kickstarter campaign to raise $300,000 for restoring their pizzazz.
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