A 75th Anniversary This Month: The Wizard of Oz!

August 12, 2014 3:15 PM

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A 75th Anniversary This Month: The Wizard of Oz!

In honor of its 75th anniversary, my co-author, William Stillman, of the new compendium The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion, and I look back at some of the origins of what is arguably the best-loved motion picture of all time.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's The Wizard of Oz is universally considered one of the all-time classics of Hollywood's Golden Age. Since its official premiere exactly seventy-five years ago this month--on August 15, 1939--the film has been seen by more people than any other motion picture entertainment, with ...

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