August 25, 2017 all-day
Aug 25, 1939. This motion-picture classic, directed by VictorFleming, was a musical adaptation of the L. Frank Baum childrens book with both black-and-white and color sequences. It starred Judy Garland as Dorothy as well as Frank Morgan as the Wizard (and four other characters), Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Bert Lahr as the Lion, Jack Haley as the Tin Man and Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West. Nominated for sixAcademy Awards, it won two for best original music score and best song, Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen music and E.Y. Harburg lyrics).