It’s interesting to see which things I completely forgot about and what stuck forever in the ole memory banks.
I printed out a few Wizard of Oz bingo cards to play with during the movie. (Ro won the first bingo).
Classic movie. Still great after all these decades. Hard to believe it was made in 1939!
Fun Wizard of Oz Trivia:
- The horses in Emerald City palace were colored with Jell-O crystals. The relevant scenes had to be shot quickly, before the horses started to lick it off.
- The film started shooting on October 13, 1938 and was completed on March 16, 1939 at a then-unheard-of cost of $2,777,000. It earned only $3,000,000 on its initial release.
- The ruby slippers were silver (like in the book) until MGM chief Louis B. Mayer realized that the Technicolor production would benefit from the slippers being colored.
- In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked this as the #10 Greatest Movie of All Time.