|Wizard of Oz cast, Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, Judy Garland, and Jack Haley. |
The title character was a bit part played by Frank Morgan, who also
had four other minor roles in the film.
|Judy Garland read the book|
but MGM's screenwriters seem
to have barely skimmed it.
|How it all began--a sepia and white tornado--no simple feat in 1939.|
|Victor Fleming with his Dorothy|
|For MGM, the yellow brick road was not paved with gold. |
A budget--$2.8-million got them only $3-million with the film's initial release.
|Socks? With high heels?|
|Judy Garland with Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West. |
Witches, wizards, and windstorms...Harry Potter in pigtails?
|Maybe this explains the movie's|
enduring popularity around