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New LIFE History Of THE WIZARD OF OZ Book Out 9/16

July 8
2:04 PM 2014

New LIFE History Of THE WIZARD OF OZ Book Out 9/16A comprehensive new volume tracing the legacy and lore of classic movie musical THE WIZARD OF OZ courtesy of LIFE is now available to pre-order.

The official description of LIFE's THE WIZARD OF OZ: 75 YEARS ALONG THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD is as follows: "LIFE is where the nation first learned about the Wizard of Oz and its soon-to-be starlet Judy Garland, a dear friend of LIFE's. Seventy-five years after the debut of the classic movie, this heavily-illustrated volume revisits all of the behind-the-scenes photography of the film shoot, wonderful shots from from the Culver City set, and also of the music being recorded, and intimate pictures of the stars and their families. In addition, this book will uncover photography of the events that most fans don't know about; for instance, Judy Garland and her friend and regular co-star Mickey Rooney performed live on stage after evening performances in New York City for the first three weeks of the movie's run. The volume may also include commentary by TIME movie critic Richard Corliss and other renowned friends of LIFE. LIFE will give its authoritative take on a national classic, not only covering the history of the movie, but also exploring the legends, lore and also the affect of the movie on the nation's film industry and culture (it was one of the first color films). This volume will be as fun and informative as it is lavishly illustrated."

Order LIFE's THE WIZARD OF OZ: 75 YEARS ALONG THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD on Amazon here.

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