Hey, you want slippers? I got your slippers right here.
I'm fed up reading about how every Tom, Dick, and Ernie claims he's got a pair of authentic ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" movie ("The Ruby Slippers: A Journey to the Land of Oz" and "The Ruby Slippers: The Search for Sole Survivors," by Rhys Thomas, March 13 and 20). I say they don't know shoes from Shinola!
There is only one pair of slippers from the movie and I own them. They were given to me as a birthday present by my grandfather 5 years ago.
You see, back in the early '50s when Grandpa worked as a janitor at MGM, he found the slippers under a bed in the prop department. Realizing what they was, he stuck them in his lunch box and hot-footed off the lot, never telling a soul.