IT’S TRUE! that the largest number of midgets ever gathered together anywhere in the world, were assembled to play the Munchkins in M-G-M’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’,” says Wiley Padan . . . “Sixty-two shades of all possible colors were used in the large Munchkin Village set. The screen version of L. Frank Baum’s famous story will be made in Technicolor. . . Mervyn Le Roy, producer, is planning to send the entire Village set to the New York World’s Fair following completion of the picture.” – Wiley Padan
“The Wizard of Oz!” — 100 minutes of unforgettable entertainment!
The book that 80 million[s] read! The play 941 cities saw! Now the greatest technicolor show-world miracle since Snow White!
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky) – August 17, 1939
Wizard blows into Kentucky
MGM’s magic show of shows — Greatest show-world miracle since Snow White. A triumph of Technicolor!
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky) – August 19, 1939
It had to be star-crowded! It had to be painted with Technicolor’s rainbow! It had to be glorified with laughter and song. It had to have a record cost of 9,200 living actors! It had to be the most costly film ever made. It had to be all of these things — to be the greatest musical show miracle since “Snow White.” Watch the wonders whiz by — in a whiz of a show!
The Wizard of Oz hits St Louis
Now! Broadway’s greatest musical hit now the screen’s Technicolorful masterpiece