Leonardo DiCaprio has bought the iconic pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard Of Oz.
Disappointingly the actor won’t be sporting the famous shoes himself and is instead donating them to the Academy Museum in Los Angeles when it eventually opens.
Academy CEO Dawn Hudson was overjoyed at the news that the ‘Titanic’ star had coughed up the cash for the famous footwear.
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According to Access Hollywood she said: “Leo’s passionate leadership has helped us bring home this legendary piece of movie history.”
“The ruby slippers occupy an extraordinary place in the hearts of movie audiences the world over," added Bob Iger, the president and CEO of Walt Disney Co.
It wasn’t just the ‘Aviator’ actor who put his hand in his pocket, according to a statement released he was the driving force behind a group of “angel donours” that included director Steven Spielberg.
Judy Garland Wearing The Ruby Shoes In 'The Wizard Of Oz'
Although there were four slippers worn during the making of the movie in 1939, the particular pair bought by Leo are thought to be the ones used in close ups and the scene where Dorothy clicked her heels together to return to Kansas.
What a generous star, we wonder what else he can get hold of for the museum? What about the necklace from 'Titanic' Leo?
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