This film needs no introduction. It’s a firm favourite the world over for adults and kids alike. I like to watch it every Christmas though my children may have other ideas….It was made in 1939 – imagine that long ago and yet many of the themes are so current.
The costumes were designed by Adrian and are some of my favourites in film. This pinafore and blouse is the epitome of the era though it fails to hide Judy Garland’s bosom that had to be strapped down to make her appear younger.
And probably the most famous pair of shoes in the world. Apparently in the original book, the slippers were silver but MGM changed them to ruby to make the most of technicolor. Several pairs were made for the film, nobody knows exactly how many. Judy had size 4 feet so they are pretty small.