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Wizard Of Oz

Hello, yellow brick road

Hello, yellow brick road

Actress Judy Garland portrays Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz." The movie put a number of phrases into America’s lexicon (Click your heels three times; Watch out for the flying monkeys; I’ll get you, my pretty) and not to mention the song, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

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Just like magic

Just like magic

Glinda the Good Witch and Dorothy watch after Glinda casts a spell in The Wizard of Oz. The movie was released 75 years ago this week.

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Too scary?

Too scary?

The Bad Witch scares Dorothy and her dog Toto (not seen) in this scene of The Wizard of Oz.

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Iconic ruby slippers

Iconic ruby slippers

Dorothy’s black shoes turn into her iconic red slippers thanks to the wand of Glinda the Good Witch.

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Yes - the ruby slippers still exist

Yes - the ruby slippers still exist

Judy Garland's Arabian ruby slippers, one of five pairs worn by Garland for test and wardrobe shots.

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Of cast and crew

Of cast and crew

More than 100 little people joined the cast of the 1939 movie, playing Munchkins. One of the last Munchkins died in 2011 at age 95.

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The fab four

The fab four

The main characters of The Wizard of Oz: The Tin Man (or Tin Woodman); Dorothy; Scarecrow; and Cowardly Lion.

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An Illinois connection

An Illinois connection

Author L. Frank Baum named his heroine Dorothy, after his niece, Dorothy Louise Gage, who is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bloomington. This stone was placed by actors who played Munchkins, according to local lore.

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Dorothy Gage

Dorothy Gage

The original headstone of Dorothy Gage, immortalized in her uncle’s “The Wizard of Oz.” Dorothy is buried in Bloomington’s Evergreen Cemetery.

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L. Frank Baum

L. Frank Baum

L. Frank Baum, author of the original book "The Wizard of Oz."

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Toto's real name

Toto's real name

Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her little dog, Toto. The cairn terrier’s given name was Terry.

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"Wizard of Oz" left a legacy

"Wizard of Oz" left a legacy

Judy Garland, as Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz," is presented with the Witch's broom in a scene from the 1939 movie. Garland is accompanied by, from left to right, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Jack Haley as the Tin Man, and Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow. (AP Photo)

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Memorabilia from the film

Memorabilia from the film

This photo combo shows, at left, actress Judy Garland as Dorothy in a scene from "The Wizard of Oz," and at right, is an Oct. 16, 2012 file photo showing the dress Garland wore in the movie, on display in London. On Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, auction house Julien's Auctions said the gingham dres…

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Still inspiring creativity

Still inspiring creativity

Pictured is one of the Wizard of Oz-themed cakes in the recent Oz competition.

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Bonus picture

Bonus picture

Judy Garland could be intense.

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Weekly Webb: Finding Oz

Weekly Webb: Finding Oz

Seventy-five years have gone by since Judy Garland tucked Toto under her arm and headed for Oz.

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Babcock to host classic 'Oz' screening, author talk

Babcock to host classic 'Oz' screening, author talk

Former Billings resident Robert Elder is bringing his latest book, “The Film That Changed My Life,” to the Babcock Theatre on Sunday for a reading.

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Billings youth audition for muchkin roles

Billings youth audition for muchkin roles

Billings area youth auditioned for munchkin roles in the coming production of the Wizard of Oz Broadway musical at the Venture Theater on Saturday, November 20, 2010. The Wizard of Oz will be performed for the public on December 8, at the Alberta Bair Theater.

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