The mighty miracle show
9200 living actors in the biggest sensation since Snow White
Amazing sights to see! The tornado – Munchkinland – Horse of a Different Color – Startling balloon ascent – Flying monkeys – Trees that talk and throw apples – More, more, more!!!
It’s all in “The Wizard of Oz.”
With Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charley Grapewin and The Munchkins
(Mason City Globe Gazette – September 1, 1939)
The Wizard of Oz (1939) original theatrical trailer
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The Wizard of Oz fun facts
It’s true! That truth is stranger than fiction!
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
9200 living actors in The Wizard of Oz!
“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