Judy's shoes


I know someone who is a huge Judy Garland fan and this post is for her. These are the original boots Judy wore during the filming of The Harvey Girls. I saw them during a recent trip to Toronto's own Bata Shoe Museum. It was quite an interesting look back at footwear over the ages. I'll have some more shots coming up later in the week.

17 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Ah j'adore. Du coup je vais fredonner toute la soirée !

Kate said...

Judy Garland is from a very small Minnesota town...not exactly urban. My family and I went to the museum there many years ago, and If I'm not mistaken, the red shoes she wore in The Wizard of Oz is on display there. I suppose I should double check before I add that, tho!!

Kate said...

Here is what I found:

Judy Garland Museum
Garland's brief childhood home. An interesting 45 minute exhibit, with some items donated by her kids. A pair of Dorothy's (for real) ruby slippers on display were stolen from here. Speculate on where they might be and who might have benefited and why. [alan dahline, 06/11/2008]

Judy Garland's Childhood Home
The ruby slippers were stolen so they are no longer there. The slippers, original from the movie, were on loan to the museum when they were taken. [Sara Tezel, 09/17/2006]

Judy Garland's Childhood Home
Judy Garland was born in Grand Rapids, MN in a home that is now displayed on the south side of town next to the Country Inn Motel. There is also a Yellow Brick Road in her honor located at the Central School, downtown. They currently have on display one of the last remaining pairs of ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz movie until Labor Day. [Nicole Johnson, 09/02/2005]

VP said...

"Le ragazze di Harvey" in Italy. I like the idea of a shoe museum!

Olivier said...

avec James Stewart comme voisin, c'est la classe.

Julie said...

I love Judy Garland, too. Her voice, her mannerisms, her sheer fragility.

However, from the thumbnail, I thought this to be a toilet seat!

Julie said...

I love Judy Garland, too. Her voice, her mannerisms, her sheer fragility.

However, from the thumbnail, I thought this to be a toilet seat!

Lowell said...

Verrrrry interesting! But which ones did she wear, the ones on the left or the ones on the right, or both! And if both, did she wear them at the same time?

(Sorry, I couldn't resist!)

RedPat said...

I like Judy too!
I was pleasantly surprised when I went to the Bata Museum - it is really quite interesting to see their collection.

NixBlog said...

Shoe museum? What a great idea!
Would be interesting to visit.

Regina K said...

Jimmy Stewart's shoes too, he is one of my favorites. Judy's shoes are fabulous, I bet they were lots of work to put on and take off.

Jack said...

I wouldn't associate these boots with high fashion, but what do I know?

Bob Crowe said...

I remember seeing that place the last time I was in Toronto and thinking who would want to visit a shoe museum? Evidently I was missing out on something.

Randy said...

That is a good movie.

Andy said...

I'm sure if someone was to try bring these shoes back in style they would be a big success.

EG Wow said...

I haven't been to the Bata Museum in a very, very long time! Hmmm.

JM said...

This is great!

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