A happy Julio Vera, the Academy's Museum Collections Manager, takes possession of a pair of Ruby Slippers on January 31, 2012. With him can be seen archivist Michelle Fandetti and a staff member. The photo was taken by Joe Maddalena at Profiles in History, Calabasas, California. "The Witch's Shoes" as this pair are known, are the most well-preserved pair of Ruby Slippers known to exist, and are the shoes seen when Dorothy, played by Judy Garland, clicks her heels in the movie THE WIZARD OF OZ.
To learn more about this acquisition for Academy Museum of Motion Pictures HERE.