The Wizard of Oz: Judy Garland’s legendary dress found … in a trash can!

Olivier pallaruelo

Olivier Pallaruelo

Film journalist / Video games editorial manager

Nourished by VHS and genre films, Olivier Pallaruelo willingly abandons fiction to immerse himself in reality with documentaries and topical subjects. In love with physical media, he has also spent a lot of time in front of video games since his earliest childhood.

It’s a scarcely believable discovery: the mythical blue and white gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz” was found, forty years after her disappearance, in a dumpster!

The wizard of oz: judy garland's legendary dress found... In a trash can!
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This is called an incredible discovery. According to Le Figaro, the legendary gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz was found in a dumpster at the Catholic University of Washington!

It was while tidying up a room in an American university building a month ago that Matt Ripa, the director of theatrical and musical studies, was intrigued by the presence of a discarded shoebox. in a garbage bag. The surprise was total: it was the famous blue and white dress worn by the actress in the film by Victor Fleming!

The outfit, donated to the University in 1972 by actress Mercedes McCambridge, was declared lost for more than forty years. The signature of Judy Garland, affixed to the dress, as well as a handkerchief slipped into the bottom of a pocket, made it possible to authenticate this relic of the 7th Art.

For the record, in 2018, one of Dorothy’s four pairs of red shoes, worn by the actress in the film, was found by the FBI, thirteen years after being stolen!

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