The Wizard of Oz, Authentic Jack Townsend shoes

replica movie costume

RARE VINTAGE JUDY GARLAND AUTOGRAPH INCLUDES ORIGINAL AUCTION PAPERWORK. AND ON PAIR OF JACK TOWNSEND MADE RUBY SLIPPERS! Jack Townsend's shoes are on display at the Yellow Brick Road Museum in Indiana, the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, The Best of Kansas, and the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He also donates his creations to various causes including AIDS charities, the Make a Wish Foundation, and the March of Dimes. Jack Townsend is a memorabilia collector who since the late 1970s, he has made a hobby of creating the perfect Wizard's gift faithful reproductions of Dorothy's ruby slippers, accurate down to the last detail. He even signs Judy Garland's name inside and covers the bottoms with orange felt, just as costumers did in order to muffle Judy's footsteps on the Yellow Brick Road during filming. Jack is charmingly pragmatic about the reactions people have to his hobby, "A lot of people might think I'm crazy - I'm eccentric, but I try to be eccentric with an air of dignity." Well, if the requests for his shoes are any indication, lots of people think he's just the sort of person who makes the world more interesting.
costume: collector:
category: other replicas
type: costumes/wardrobe
serial number: 1107
coa issued by: Jack Townsend (1)
celebrity: Judy Garland (57)
original (1)  |  replica (56)
movie: The Wizard of Oz (1939)
original (4)  |  replica (108)
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