Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:
Portugal.

Today's question is:
In the movie The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy wore ruby-colored slippers; however, in the original book, the slippers were a different color. What color were they?

12 comments:

Stopped Clock said...

Silver. They changed it to red in the film to make it more visually outstanding.

Neko said...

Silver

maxutils said...

Silver. Changed to red in the movie to highlight the advent of technicolor. And I still believe the silver color to be due to it's metaphorical part in an allegory designed to promote the free coinage of silver.

PeggyU said...

I was going to say that, and then I thought I must be wrong. I guess it is good to go with a hunch after all.

PeggyU said...

Ah, silver shoes of course! :) And they had buckles, too.

Frank Baum said...

Silver.

SMiller said...

They were silver slippers.

Steve, USMA '85 said...

A guess from the back of my hazy memory says green for opal.

Anonymous said...

Silver

Elaine C. said...

Oo... I know this one!

Silver!

And I have a return challenge... How many Oz stories in the series are there?

(Hopefully, it's not too late to post my answer - I didn't get a chance to read your blog yesterday, for much sadness.)

orominuialwen said...

Silver. They were changed to ruby for the movie because it showed off the technicolor better!

PeggyU said...

Aren't there like 14 Oz books? I know there are a lot of them.