Just in time for the occasion, Reminisce--North America’s best-selling nostalgia magazine--has compiled an exclusive list of 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Oz. The piece features all of the fun, little known facts about the making and magic of this beloved children’s classic that any Oz aficionado or general fan could hope for, including:
A Slice of Film History: The 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz is actually a remake! Two silent film adaptations of L. Frank Baum’s novels preceded it in 1910 and 1925, with the latter starring Oliver Hardy
Note: The film first dazzled audiences in its Hollywood debut on Aug. 15, 1939 and had its east coast premiere (in NYC with a live performance by Judy Garland!) on Aug. 17, 1939.
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