WIZARD OF OZ, THE (1939) Dorothy meets Glinda and the Munchkins


[Los Angeles]: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1939. Vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white glossy silver gelatin photo. Fine.

A rare long shot image which shows much of the Munchkin Land set. This set was built entirely on an MGM soundstage. There were no special effects or matte paintings employed and therefore an encompassing image could be taken for still photography. MGM may also have held back on advertising the vast spectacle so audiences would be amazed by the fantasy when seeing the film for the first time. Billie Burke musically introduces Judy Garland to the Munchkins.

Photo is coded 1060-53. There is a vintage 1939 clipping on the verso giving the title, production number, cast (including character actors not given screen credit and only in 1939 press materials) and directing credit.

A beautiful original photo.

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