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Dorothy's ruby red slippers could sell for $3 million

Now you can own Dorothy’s iconic ruby red slippers ... for a small fortune.

The shoes worn by Judy Garland, who played Dorothy Gale in the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz,” will be auctioned off Dec. 16, according to Reuters.

The auction by California’s Profiles in History auction house will be a Hollywood memorabilia sale, and the red heels are expected to go for up to $3 million.

“This is the most important film prop in the world. There is nothing more famous,” Profiles in History owner Joe Maddalena told Reuters. “They are one of the greatest pieces of pop culture in existence.”

The slippers are one of four known pairs to still be intact, and they are believed to be the pair worn toward the end of the film when Garland clicks her ruby slippers to return home. One of the other pairs is on display at the Smithsonian Museum.

Maddalena told Reuters this pair was found on the MGM lot in the early 1970s by a costume worker and later sold to a private collector.

In May, a pair of test ruby red slippers belonging to Debbie Reynolds sold for $612,000.

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