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  • Today in 1922: Actress Judy Garland is born. Dorothy's ruby slippers, the "Oz" Technicolor camera, and script

    The Wizard of Oz | National Museum of American History

    americanhistory.si.edu 10 Jun '13, 11am

    For generations, this 1939 MGM fantasy musical has held a cherished place in American popular culture. Based on the classic children’s book by L. Frank Baum, it tells the story of Dorothy Gale, a Kansas farm girl transported to the magical Land of Oz. With its dazzling special effects...