Happy Birthday, Wizard!

The 1939 film The Wizard of Oz premiered 70 years ago today at The Strand Theatre in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. It didn't premiere in Hollywood until three days later. In honor of the occasion, mental_floss brings you some Oz facts, such as how the color musical version came to be made after several movies had already used the story. Link

Previously at Neatorama: Movie Trivia: The Wizard of Oz, and The Wizard of Oz: The Short Version.

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Am I the only guy on the planet who finds the wicked witch intensely hot? Especially when she reaches out with those claw-like hands and her eye poking hook nose. Oh, and the cowardly lion with that long tail of his. Whew, did someone turn the heat on! Wish I could visit the wizard.
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