Iconic Dorothy dress has been there ‘all along’ at Catholic University

Iconic Dorothy dress has been there ‘all along’ at Catholic University Fr Gilbert Hartke, founder of The Catholic University of America’s speech and drama department, is seen in this undated photo holding the dress worn by actor Judy Garland in the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. The name of the student standing with him is unknown. Photo: CNS
Letter from Rome Carol Zimmermann It turns out there really is no place like home for a prized piece of movie memorabilia that came to The Catholic University of America’s drama department about 50 years ago. Missing for decades, the university’s long-rumoured possession of the blue gingham dress worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy in…
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