Snippets of History: On #ThisDayinHistory 1939, The Wizard of Oz, opens in theaters around the United States . Based on the 1900 children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum the film starred J udy Garland as the young Kansas farm girl Dorothy #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Aug.25: Nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Picture category, The Wizard of Oz lost to the Civil War-era epic Gone With the Wind but won a Best Song Oscar for “Over the Rainbow,” which became one of Garland’s signature hits. Garland won a special award at that year’s Oscar ceremony, for Best Juvenile Performer #AceNewsDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/6897 Filmed at MGM Studios, The Wizard of Oz was a modest box-office success when it was first released, but its popularity continued to grow after it was televised for the first time in 1956. An estimated 45 million people watched that inaugural broadcast. Today, some of the film’s famous lines, including “There’s no place like home” and “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore” are well-known to several generations of moviegoers. The Wizard of Oz was one of the first 25 films to be put on the National Film Registry, which is reserved for culturally or historically significant movies. #WizardofOz #filmhistory #MGM #JudyGarland #AceHistoryNews

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