There’s no place like the Academy for ruby slippers

Feb 22, 2012 by Ian Evans

Leonardo DiCaprio and a group of donors led by Steven Spielberg and Terry Semel have enabled the purchase of a pair of ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz that will make their way to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures when it opens.

“The ruby slippers occupy an extraordinary place in the hearts of movie audiences the world over,” said Bob Iger, president and CEO of the Walt Disney Co. and chair of the capital campaign for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. “This is a transformative acquisition for our collection.”