Script for The Wizard of Oz

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Description
First version of the 1939 motion picture, The Wizard of Oz. It contains original corrections and additions in pencil and ink pen. The challenge of adapting L. Frank Baum's book The Wizard of Oz to film began with the screenplay. From March 1938 to March 1939, more than a dozen people, most uncredited, worked on writing and revising the script. This page, from an early version of the script by lead screenwriter Noel Langley, notes the change from black and white to color. In this famous scene, Dorothy steps out of her farmhouse into Oz and says to her dog Toto, "I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1938
associated date
1938
author
Langley, Noel
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/2 in x 11 in x 1 in; 21.59 cm x 27.94 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
1987.0395.01
accession number
1987.0395
catalog number
1987.0395.01
Credit Line
Gift of Turner Entertainment Co.
subject
Motion Pictures
Wizard of Oz
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

". My daughter, Sydney is 10 years old and a 4th generation fan of Wizard of Oz! She was beyond thrilled to view the original scrip online. Thank you for this opportunity! The Museum truly made a 10 year old very happy!"

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