The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz premiered in 1939, and its appeal has never faded. MGM's Oscar-winning musical starred 16-year-old Judy Garland as Dorothy, the brave girl who sparked the imaginations of millions of children to venture somewhere over the rainbow. Because many children become life-long fans, some "Ozficionados" claim The Wizard of Oz is the movie that has been seen the most times. This would have delighted storyteller L. Frank Baum, who died in 1919, twenty years before his unforgettable characters traveled to the silver screen.

Close Up: A stamp honoring Judy Garland was issued in 2006. Don't miss the glamorous portrait of this "star of stars" created for her stamp, elsewhere in the Arts & Entertainment Gallery. You can also find out what other major motion picture kept the young actress busy in 1939.
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