This “motion picture review” of MGM’s “The Wizard of Oz” appeared Sunday, Aug. 20, 1939, in The Kansas City Star. The film played a one-week exclusive engagement starting Aug. 18 at Loew’s Midland theater, 1228 Main St.
“Mom? There’s something I want to do by myself. I won’t need help, I know exactly how to do it. I’m going to need some rocks, a saw and some concrete. And a pump. Some fence. And I probably need an extension cord.”