No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Do you remember the first time you watched The Wizard of Oz? It’s an iconic film that offers both comfort and adventure. And it all begins with the magical ruby slippers. The familiar pair of red shoes that sparkle as Dorothy skips down the yellow brick road. One of the most famous props in Hollywood movie history, Dorothy’s ruby slippers are a rare collector’s item worth millions. In the summer of 2005, a pair was stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in the small town of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. No Place Like Home is a documentary podcast series that follows a classic heist story against the nostalgic backdrop of one of the most famous movies and Hollywood props of all time. We follow the theft from start to finish, and the mystery that still surrounds the events of the stolen ruby slippers to this day. C13Originals, a Cadence13 Studio, teams up with journalist Ariel Ramchandani and editor Seyward Darby to investigate the strange story that dives into small town suspicions between local cops and the FBI, the fraught relationship between Grand Rapids and its most famous daughter, Judy Garland, and brings listeners inside the peculiar world of Hollywood memorabilia and the market for lost and stolen art. Although the shoes were eventually recovered, there are more questions left than answers. We still don’t know who stole the shoes and where they were hiding for nearly 13 years.
  1. June 03, 2021
    3 min
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    Welcome to No Place Like Home
    Do you remember the first time you watched The Wizard of Oz? Those famous red ruby slippers are some of the most iconic objects in Hollywood history that still bring back nostalgic memories every time they’re s…
  2. June 15, 2021
    33 min
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    The Ruby Slippers Are Gone
    A thief steals a pair of the ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz from a museum in Garland's hometown of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Who took the slippers, and where did they go?Learn more about…
  3. June 22, 2021
    39 min
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    The Robin Hood of Hollywood
    Despite being among the most iconic props in film history, the ruby slippers were once relegated to the trash heap. A man known as the "Robin Hood of Hollywood" saved multiple pairs, and they eventually became…