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    The Wizard of Oz


    Friday April 25 at 7 pm

    Presented by The Lucas Theatre

    The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, in which Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

    The film stars Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, with Charley Grapewin and Clara Blandick. Notable for its use of Technicolor, it also features what may be the most elaborate use of character make-ups and special effects in a film up to that time.

    The Wizard of Oz film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It won two of those awards, including Best Original Song for “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.

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