Friday, April 16, 2010
I read earlier this week that the man that played the munchkin coroner who pronounced that the wicked witch of the east was dead passed away.
So, in honor of Meinhardt Raabe, who played the coroner, this week's movie is the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz.
I can still remember watching this on TV each year when I was little. I haven't watched it for several years now. This movie, based on the book by L. Frank Baum, features the unforgettable Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale. Dorothy finds herself swept away from an approaching tornado and whisked off to the magical land of Oz.
Dorothy sets off on an adventure to "follow the yellow brick road" after Glinda, the Good Witch of the North advises her that the Wizard of Oz can help her get back to Kansas. Along her journey, Dorothy meets many colorful characters that join her in her journey, all seeking help from the wizard.
You can read all about the movie at the Wzard of Oz Wikipedia entry.
Have a great Friday! I'm headed to the lake after work - no post until Monday!
Posted by Missouri Michael at 6:00 AM