Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fact of the Day: Silver to Ruby

While many remember Dorothy Gale's ruby-red slippers in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, but in the original book her slippers were silver. The color change was done because red looked more vibrant on the big-screen. 

17 comments:

  1. really ive been familiar with the story but i never heard of that nice one my brother would really be shocked about this trivia

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  2. I prefer them red ! It's more desirable !
    But I didn't know about that !

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  3. omg so cute *_*

    xx
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  4. Never knew that, but it figures they had to change them.

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  5. Forget the shoes...I never knew Dorothy's last name was Gale.

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  6. Hollywood can never stick to the original.

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  7. maybe because red is attractive for slippers

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  8. I think they made a good choice.

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  9. Silver slippers were a jab at the financial fat cats of the 19th century who favored the Gold Standard.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_interpretations_of_The_Wonderful_Wizard_of_Oz

    crazy huh?!

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  10. I totally forgot about that! I saw the movie before I read the book, and I was (at age 9) annoyed that the Emerald City was so because everyone was wearing green glasses. Interesting social statement, though.

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  11. Hi there, Adam. I own an annotated copy of the book, some kind of luxury edition that cost me more than my wife's Valentine present. Don't tell her...

    Hope you're doing fine.

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  12. i remember reading that book, but i don't remember that detail. which just shows how well i remember stuff.

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  13. oh really, funny how things happen!

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