Oz in the News 10.24.16

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Isle of Man stamp shows Dorothy’s ruby slipper from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ The Isle of Man’s Christmas stamps issued Oct. 20 honor the British holiday tradition of pantomime. The Isle of Man Post Office said: “Across the British Isles each winter professional and amateur performers take to the stage to keep the panto tradition alive. It has become as much a part of Christmas as the tree and turkey.” The stamps represent six shows that have been staged on the Isle of Man over the years. They picture Dorothy’s ruby slipper from The Wizard of Oz (45 pence), Captain Cook’s hook from Peter Pan (77p), the lamp from Aladdin (95p), the poisoned apple from Snow White (£1.13), the knapsack from Dick Whittington (£1.24), and the feathered hat from Robin Hood (£1.86)For ordering information, visit online; or write to Isle of Man Stamps and Coins, Box IOM, Isle of Man Post Office, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM99 1PB.

‘Wizard of Oz’ ruby slippers project passes $300K goal The Smithsonian launched a Kickstarter campaign last week to raise $300,000 to help preserve the slippers that whisked Dorothy back to Kansas at the end of the movie. Officials say they reached their goal late Sunday night thanks to more than 5,300 supporters in 41 countries across six continents. They say they’ll announce a stretch goal Monday involving a character who traveled down the yellow brick road with Dorothy.

 

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