Thursday, August 15, 2013
They Were Off To See The Wizard
That all-time classic, The Wizard of Oz, had its world premiere 74 years ago today—on August 15, 1939, to be exact. A deluxe program, the cover of which is seen below, was given out to audience members lucky enough to attend the premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. This famed movie palace is about to be renamed the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX —and the first film it will showcase is—what else?—The Wizard of Oz in 3D, on September 15, to kickoff the film’s 70th anniversary in 2014.