Books on Film: 'The Wizard of Oz'

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Books on Film: 'The Wizard of Oz'

Monday, March 11, 2013, 6 p.m.

Wizard of Oz DVD coverBased on the L. Frank Baum classic:

Critically acclaimed technicolor musical about a Kansas farmgirl who rides a storm and follows her dreams, only to find out "there's no place like home."

Starring a teenage Judy Garland, in the role once considered for Shirley Temple.  This viewer favorite includes memorable performances by Ray Bolger, Frank Morgan, Jack Haley, Burt Lahr and Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West.

American Film Institute's (AFI) Ten Top Ten list ranks this as America's greatest Fantasy film.

Directed by Victor Fleming.  In black & white and color.

1939, 102 mins. Rated G.

Showing in Room A-5, on the Lower Level.