The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is a timeless movie. Mom, Dad and I went to see it at the movie theater during the years we lived on North 25th street. It is still being shown periodically on one of the many TV channels and released on DVD's.

I remember so well the first time it was shown as a TV movie. Mom and Dad owned a color TV set while all we had was one of the old black and white sets. Cindy, Robbie, and I went over to their house on Everett Street for a new type of family night at the movies. I wouldn't doubt but that Daddy made a fire in the fire place, we all roasted hotdogs and then watched this classic together on about a 12 inch TV set.

Our gang on North 25th street loved to act out the movies we saw. For the Wizard of Oz, the entire gang would act out the film singing "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" and "We're off to see the Wizard" at the top of our lungs.

Information from Wikipedia

The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical-fantasy film directed by Victor Fleming and based on the 1900 children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

Starring in the film is Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton and Frank Morgan.

The film was nominated for several Academy Awards including Best Picture. It lost the award in the Best Picture category to Gone With the Wind. Judy Garland received a special Academy Juvenile Award that year for Best Performances by a Juvenile.

The song "Over the Rainbow" won an Oscar in the Best Song category in 1939. In 2009, "Over the Rainbow" was voted the greatest movie song of all time by the American Film Institute.