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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)

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Not since “Snow White” such a marvelous screen show!

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!

(Hope Star, Lebanon, Pennsylvania – September 14, 1939)

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You’ll go into ecstasies over The Wizard of Oz!

If you enjoyed Snow White, you’ll go into ecstasies over “The Wizard of Oz!” MGM’s Technicolor wonder show! 9200 living actors! Stars of stage, screen, radio! Song hits! Thrills!

(Syracuse Herald – August 15, 1939)

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