Friday, April 16, 2010

Movie Friday: The Wizard of Oz

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!


  1. I want to be just like Billie Burke when I grow up. She had the most wonderful voice! Of course The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite movies and I have ALL the Barbie doll versions of Dorothy, Glinda, the Wicked Witch, etc. INCLUDING Ken as the Winkie Guard with a flying monkey AND the "Wicked" version (which means pretty) of the Wicked Witch of the West!

  2. PS--sounds like you're going to have a wonderful weekend. Have fun!

  3. My favorite part of the movie is when the house lands in Oz, Dorthy opens there door and walks out of her boring black & white life and into her Technicolor dreams! Good pick, happy friday!

  4. Oh my, how I LOVE the Wizard of Oz....

    I remember watching it every year as a kid too. I don't think they do that anymore on TV... :(

    Thnaks for this post.


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