Day: July 21, 2021

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Last Month The Judy Garland Wizard of Oz Dress Was Found at Catholic University: Details, Reactions, Roundup

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A dress worn by Judy Garland in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ has finally been located.

The legendary blue and white garment worn by the actress’ character Dorothy in the iconic 1939 film vanished just a year after it was gifted to the Catholic University of America (CUA) in 1972 but it was recently found by Matt Ripa, a lecturer at the university.

He shared in a Catholic University press release: “I had looked in our archives, storage closets etc. to no avail. I assumed it was a tall tale.

“I was curious what was inside and opened the trash bag and inside was a shoebox and inside the shoebox was the dress. I couldn’t believe it.

“Needless to say, I have found my interesting things in the Hartke during my time at CUA, but I think this one takes the cake.”

The university has confirmed that the dress will now be properly preserved.

They added: “It can now be preserved in proper storage in a temperature – and humidity – controlled environment so that hopefully, for many more years, it can be a source of ‘hope, strength and courage’ for Catholic University students.”

The university also wrote on Instagram: “In 1973, Catholic University’s @cuatower newspaper wrote about a gift to Catholic University meant to be a source of “hope, strength, and courage” to students. The gift was a dress that is believed to have been worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz.

“It was given to Rev. Gilbert Hartke, illustrious head of the drama programme, by actress Mercedes McCambridge, who served as artist-in-residence at CatholicU in 1972.

“For many years, it was rumoured that the dress was still located in Hartke, the building named after the priest, but no one knew exactly where. While preparing for some renovations last month, Matt Ripa, M.F.A. 2008, lecturer and operations coordinator for the @cua_drama in @cuamusicdramaart, rediscovered Dorothy’s Dress.”

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A dress from Judy Garland’s character Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” is certainly not in Kansas anymore. 7News

Here was a rare piece of Tinseltown memorabilia, a farm girl’s blue gingham dress, one of several — though not many — worn by Judy Garland in her role as Dorothy Gale in the classic 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz.” It wasn’t quite the famed ruby slippers, but the garment was a fascinating artifact just the same.

The Washington Post

“But, just as Dorothy dared to dream dreams that she wanted to come true, so did Ripa. And he finally got what he wanted on June 7. In the midst of cleaning a building for a renovation, Ripa came across a trash bag in a small space. He took a peek inside and, like magic, the Wizard of Oz dress was in it along with a shoebox. Interestingly, the box also had a message from retired drama professor Thomas Donahue saying “I found this.” Seems like a very casual statement and reaction to such a big find.”

Dorothy’s WIZARD OF OZ Dress Found After Decades of Searching – Nerdist

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Sometimes, though, dreams really do come true. On June 7, Ripa was cleaning out a building ahead of renovations when he found a mysterious trash bag tucked on top of the faculty mail slots.


This fantasy film used sepia tones to introduce moviegoers to Dorothy. The film later changed to technicolor as Dorothy’s house landed in Munchkin Land and killed the Wicked Witch of the East, causing the ire of her sister, the Wicked Witch of the West.

The color and print of the dress were intentional, so it would pop out against the green and yellow background colors present throughout the film. The same went for Garland’s ruby red, sparkling slippers which now reside in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.

Wizard Of Oz Dress Worn By Judy Garland Found In Trash Bag At University — Screenrant

This is not the first time renovations at the University have uncovered interesting and valuable artifacts. In 2010, Bishop David M. O’Connell, then-president of the University, found a Rembrandt etching in a restroom closet in his residence.– Catholic University

The dress found in the Hartke building shared those characteristics, the university said, and LIntelman and two colleagues who had viewed it said the “evidence around the dress was strong.”
In 2015, another of Dorothy’s dresses sold for $1,565,000 at a New York auction.

Catholic University of America,

“We see The Wizard of Oz through our modern eyes as a classic and presume that items like Dorothy’s dress and shoes and perhaps Glinda’s ballgown are in preservation.” —Nerdist

There’s no place like Catholic University when a long-lost Hollywood artifact is discovered.

New York Post

Talking to Catholic News Service July 7 alongside the famed dress—now safely stored in a temperature- and humidity-controlled environment—Ripa said the finding is a reminder that “you are in a special club and Father Hartke was the coolest.” —Catholic New York

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A GOP Alabama council member referred to one of his Black colleagues as a “house n—-r” at a meeting on Monday evening.

Tarrant, Alabama city councilman Tommy Bryant loudly asked, “Do we have a house n—-r in here? Do we? Do we? Will she please stand up.”

Democrats called for Bryant’s resignation after he used the slur at a Monday council meeting. Local Republicans also condemned Bryant for what they called a “racially charged outburst.”

Bryant made the comment as part of a discussion raised by members of the public about Facebook posts by Bryant’s wife.

When a member of the public said that she had used the N-word, Bryant said: “Let’s get to the N-word,” which he referred to indirectly at first. He then used the word, saying “Do we have a house [N-word] in here?”

“Do we? Do we? ” he continued, appearing to indicate a Black colleague, Veronica Freeman. “Would she please stand up?”

Bryant later claimed that he only used the n-word because it was what Wayman Newton, the city’s first Black mayor, had called Freeman in a previous meeting.

The Alabama Democratic Party released a statement calling for his resignation. “He is a racist and unfit to serve,” it said.

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Halsey calls out magazine for ‘disrespecting’ pronouns and ‘bastardising’ their words: ‘Do better’

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Passengers Erupt In Cheers As Woman Spewing Homophobic Slurs Gets Dragged Off Plane

A woman, identified only as a Dallas-area realtor, was forcibly removed from a flight after she allegedly refused to follow in-flight coronavirus prevention measures.

A short viral video of the incident shows the woman and her family being tossed off a flight. As the group makes their way to the plane’s exit, a woman can be heard shouting anti-gay slurs at the passengers.

A woman in the group can be heard using the slur “faggot” repeatedly as she confronts a passenger.

“Get off the plane,” a male passenger can be heard yelling at the woman. “No one wants to listen to your bigotry! Get off the plane!”

“You think I talk to my kids about same-sex marriage!” the woman shouts as the rest of her group departs the plane. “No, we don’t talk about that. But if we all want to talk about it, let’s talk about it.”

As she continues to rant, someone can be seen grabbing her by the arm and dragging her off the plane.

The passengers cheered and applauded as she was forcibly removed from the plane.

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