On August 18, 1939, the New York Times higly praised The Wizard of Oz calling it a movie that left 'youngsters' eyes shining' and that lent a 'quietly amused gleam' to the eyes of the older folk. They called The Wizard of Oz the best film since Snow White.
Starring Judy Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Frank Morgan, this MGM film is a musical that was based on the 1900 L. Frank Baum book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
The Wizard of Oz won two Academy Awards for Best Song and Best Original Movie Score but lost Best Picture of the Year to the also enduring movie Gone With the Wind. I am sure that no one anticipated the tremendous staying power that this film would have. The Library of Congress would eventually call it the most-watched motion picture in history.
Fans and collectors of The Wizard of Oz are fortunate in having a wide range of top-quality merchandise with which to celebrate this iconic film. Whether you are familiar with The Wizard of Oz from the movie theatre, from watching it every year once a year when it was aired on television as I did or you are a more recent enthusiast, you will enjoy this selection of the most WICKED Wizard of Oz coffee mugs available on-line.