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DiCaprio, Spielberg Save Oz Ruby Slippers

US movie actor Leonardo DiCaprio smiles as he adjust his jacket during a press conference to promote his latest film 'Inception' in Tokyo on July 21, 2010. The new movie will be shown all over Japan from July 23.     AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Leonardo DiCaprio is a friend of Dorothy with a passion for women's shoes ... but there's more to the story, we assure you. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced today that DiCaprio led a group of angel donors (including Steven Spielberg) to purchase a pristine set of ruby slippers used in The Wizard of Oz, which will be put on display at the Academy's new Los Angeles museum. "Leo’s passionate leadership has helped us bring home this legendary piece of movie history," said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson in a statement. "It’s a wonderful gift to the Academy museum project, and a perfect representation of the work we do year-round to preserve and share our film heritage." How sweet!

Photo: TORU YAMANAKA/2010 AFP