Do you remember the first time you watched The Wizard of Oz? The familiar pair of red shoes that sparkle as Dorothy skips down the yellow brick road, a rare collector’s item worth millions. In the summer of 2005, a pair was stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in the small town of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. No Place Like Home follows a classic heist story against the nostalgic backdrop of one of the most famous movies and Hollywood props of all time. Journalist Ariel Ramchandani and editor Seyward Darby investigate the strange story that dives into small town suspicions between local cops and the FBI, the fraught relationship between Grand Rapids and its most famous daughter, Judy Garland, and brings listeners inside the peculiar world of Hollywood memorabilia and the market for lost and stolen art. Although the shoes were eventually recovered, there are more questions left than answers. We still don't know who stole the shoes and where they were hiding for nearly 13 years.
No Place Like Home is an Audacy original.