Wizard Of Oz

Wizard Of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is set to be celebrated by the 2014 Oscars, as it reaches its 75th anniversary.

The Wizard of Oz was released back in 1939, and remains one of Judy Garland's most famous films.

Directed by Victor Fleming, the film went on to be nominated for six Oscars.

However, this year's Oscars ceremony is set to pay tribute to the film and its longevity.

Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said: "We are delighted to celebrate the birthday of one of the most beloved movies of all time at this year's Oscars."

'Wizard Of Oz' - based on L. Frank Baum's classic children's novel - won two Oscars for Best Original Score and Best Song at the 12th Academy Awards but narrowly missed out on Best Picture to civil war love story, 'Gone With the Wind'.

The fantasy tale, tells the story of Dorothy a young girl who finds herself in the mystical world of Oz where she embarks on an adventure with her new pals The Lion, The Scarecrow and The Tin Man in hopes of returning home to Kansas.

Over the years the story has seen numerous reincarnations in the form of a Broadway musical and 'The Wiz' an African American adaptation of the Broadway show, which later starred Michael Jackson and Diana Ross in the 1978 film remake.

by for www.femalefirst.co.uk
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