Navigating the Wild World of Movie Prop Collecting
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 952 , Segment 5
Episode: AppStore, Talking to Yourself, Mountain Unicycling, Ancient Water
- Nov 27, 2018 10:00 pm
- 21:19 mins
Guest: Brandon Alinger, Chief Operations Officer of the LA Branch for The Prop Store The pair of slippers that Judy Garland wore in the Wizard of Oz were recently recovered by police – 13 years after they were stolen. There’s a booming business in movie props. And if you have the money, it can be a fascinating hobby. But be careful out there – movie prop collecting is a rough and tumble world. They were taken from a Minnesota museum in 2005, when someone broke in through a window late at night. The slippers are often said to among the most valued props in movie history. This pair was insured for $1m but experts have said they could be worth two times that now.