Oz in the News 11.15.10

Authentic Slippers: The Stolen Slippers On August 2005 the ruby slippers disappeared in the middle of the night. Meant to be on loan until September 5th, it seems that someone gained entry by breaking through an emergency exit door window at the back of the museum. The glass case that held the slippers was then smashed and the slippers removed. The building was at the time only two years old, equipped with the best security system available, able to warn a security firm when doors or windows were opened, or motion detected. The firm received no signal. The system seems to have been left unactivated.  All other items in the museum, including other costume pieces from The Wizard of Oz, were left untouched.

Off to See the Munchkins, the Wonderful Munchkins of Oz Karl Slover, 92, Jerry Maren, 90, and Margaret Pellegrini, 88, worked Saturday’s crowd for hours, mingling with fans and moviegoers. The three Munchkins signed autographs and photos for attendees of all ages.

The Deck of Shadows | The Wizard of Oz Spread I am always looking for unconventional, yet elegant, ways to use The Deck of Shadows, Tarot cards, and other divination tools. In light of the upcoming holidays and their theme of gratitude, I wanted to share with you a spread I developed which is based on L. Frank Baum’s beloved 1900′s tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Naturally, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is powerfully and imaginatively built around the words, There’s no place like home . . .

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