Smithsonian holds farewell for Dorothy’s ruby slippers, departing for 6-week loan to London

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WASHINGTON — One of the most popular items at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington is being taken off display for a special loan to a London museum.

Dorothy’s ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” will have a special departure ceremony Tuesday. They are being sent on their first international trip to be part of an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London....

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