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$1 Million Reward Offered For Stolen Judy Garland Slippers

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Posted at 7:13 PM, Jul 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-30 16:51:22-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) -- An anonymous donor has offered a $1 million reward for credible information leading to the pair of Judy Garland's sequined, ruby red slippers stolen from a museum in her Minnesota hometown.

The late actress wore the slippers in "The Wizard of Oz." Three other pairs were known to still exist, including one pair displayed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

John Kelsch, executive director of the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, said the donor was from Arizona and has always been a huge fan of Garland and the 1939 film.

The reward offer required the exact location of the slippers and the perpetrator's name.

The ten year anniversary of the theft was coming up in August. The slippers were insured for $1 million. Kelsch said they could be worth $2 million to $3 million now. 

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