The film Wizard of Oz officially premiered across the United States on August 25. In major cities, however, the film opened on August 17. In the weeks building up to the release of the film children were given a picture of the characters and encouraged to enter a costume contest. In Atlanta Ralph McGill gave out the prizes.
If you have never seen it be sure to check out the DVD.
To learn more about the film skim the headlines in this GALILEO Discover Search.
To find out more about how Atlantan’s reacted to the Wizard of Oz see the news coverage in the Atlanta Constitution.