Saturday, March 16, 2013
Victoria and Albert Museum
Recently the Victoria and Albert Museum hosted an AMAZING costume exhibition. In addition to a Dorothy costume, the Smithsonian generously loaned their ruby slippers to this exhibit. It's believed this is the first time the shoes and dress have been together since the filming of the movie. (I don't know if it counts but there was a Dorothy dress and Ruby Slippers sold at auction in 1970, sadly to separate buyers. But in any case, it's been a very long time!) You can see stills from the exhibit here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/a-closer-look-at-hollywood-costume/2012/10/17/283efcec-1877-11e2-a55c-39408fbe6a4b_gallery.html#photo=1
The Victoria and Albert Museum Gift Shop still have hardback and paperback books of the exhibition and posters.
I'm happy to report I'm the proud owner of one of the Dorothy exhibition posters. Mathew Wallis won one for me on Facebook. The poster arrived a couple of days ago and seeing as I love Dorothy and Queen Victoria, I couldn't be happier. Thank you Mat, and thank you to the Victoria and Albert Museum. http://www.vam.ac.uk/
Posted by Sharon at 10:56 PM