FILE--With Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Judy Garland as Dorothy, and Jack Haley as the Tin Woodman, the stars of 'The Wizard of Oz' sing together in this scene from the 1939 MGM classic film. In 1956, the rights were sold to CBS, which rebroadcast the movie on national television nearly every year for 30 years.
FILE - In this 1939 file photo originally released by Warner Bros.,Judy Garland is shown as Dorothy.
In the “Wizard of Oz,” the Yellow Brick Road and Dorothy’s slippers, which were silver in the book, referenced the era’s debates over the gold standard and use of silver coin.
Caption: 'The Wizard of Oz' , The Lion, The Tinman, The Scarecrow and Dorothy.
FILE: The Tin Woodman, Dorothy and the Scarecrow, played respectively by Jack Haley Jr., Judy Garland and Ray Bolger, are seen in the MGM film "The Wizard of Oz," 1939.
FILE: Actress Judy Garland portrays Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz."
FILE: The Yellow brick road leading to the Emerald City in “The Wizard of Oz.”
FILE: IT'S A FACT! When the Harvard Lampoon handed out its first 'worst movie' awards in 1939, the 'most Colossal Flop' was ' The Wizard of Oz' - which eventually made a triumphant return to big screens.
FILE: Legendary singer-actress Judy Garland, as Dorothy Gale, sings "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," in a scene from the classic 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz," in this undated promotional photo. The song led the American Film Institute's list of 100 best movie songs, announced Tuesday, June 22, 2004, in Los Angeles, followed by the title song "Singing in the Rain," by Gene Kelly and "As Time Goes By," from "Casablanca."
FILE: Legendary singer-actress Judy Garland, as Dorothy Gale, in a scene from the classic 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz."
FILE: Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley and Ray Bolger in 'The Wizard of Oz.'
FILE: Judy Garland as Dorothy from "The Wizard of OZ"
FILE: Ray Bolger as The Scarecrow from the "Wizard of Oz."
FILE: THE WIZARD OF OZ, the classic motion picture that propelled a relatively unknown teenager named Judy Garland (left) over the rainbow and down a yellow brick road to stardom and has since reached landmark status in film history. Garland (as Dorothy, the Kansas farm girl transported by a tornado into the mythical land of Oz) is joined on the road by, left to right, Ray Bolger (as the Scarecrow), Bert Lahr (as the Cowardly Lion) and Jack Haley (as the Tin Woodman).
Judy Garland, right, and Billie Burke pose in character for the 1939 movie, "The Wizard of Oz." Burke portrayed Glinda the Good Witch and Garland was Dorothy in the classic movie.
FILE: Judy Garland and Ray Bolger are shown performing the Harold Arlen-Ira Gershwin song, "If I Only Had A Brain" from the 1939 film, "The Wizard of Oz."
FILE: Wizard of Oz 1939// A Time Warner company
FILE: Turner Classic Movies Film. Movie. The Wizard of Oz. Flying monkey. Wicked Witch. Dorothy in magic ball.
FILE: The Scarecrow, played by Ray Bolger, and Dorothy, played by Judy Garland, encounter some hazards on the way to Oz, the Emerald City, in the 1939 film, "The Wizard of Oz."
FILE: 1939 “The Wizard of Oz”
FILE: Judy Garland, as Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz," is presented with the Witch's broom in a scene from the 1939 movie. Garland is accompanied by, from left to right, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Jack Haley as the Tin Man, and Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow.
FILE: 1939 “The Wizard of Oz”
FILE: The evil one himself is second from the right: Frank Morgan as the Wizard. The others, of course, are Judy Garland as Dorothy, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Jack Haley as the Tin Man, and Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion.
FILE--This is an undated photo of Frank L. Baum, author of 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,' published 100 years ago. His book has been transformed into movies, plays, toys, other books and games all over the world, becoming an icon in the consciousness of millions of Americans. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Peter E. Hanff, President, International Wizard of Oz Club)
WIZARD OF OZ, 1939, the ruby slippers
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FILE: Jerry Maren, one of the trio of munchkins in the Lollipop Guild from the Wizard of Oz.
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2007, file photo, The Munchkins from "The Wizard of Oz" pose as they are honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, site of the film's 1939 premiere, in Los Angeles. The Munchkins cast members, from left: Clarence Swensen, a Munchkin soldier, Jerry Maren, part of the Lollipop Guild; Mickey Carroll, the Town Crier; Karl Slover, the Main Trumpeter; Ruth Duccini, a Munchkin villager; Margaret Pelligrini, the "sleepyhead" Munchkin and Meinhardt Raabe, the coroner.