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Script for The Wizard of Oz

view Script for <i>The Wizard of Oz</i> digital asset number 1
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
Object Name:
book, script
Date made:
1938
Associated date:
1938
Description:
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
Subject:
Motion Pictures
Wizard of Oz
Popular Entertainment
National Treasures exhibit
Related Publication:
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
Publication title:
Treasures of American History online exhibition
Publication author:
National Museum of American History
Publication URL:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
Credit Line:
Gift of Turner Entertainment Co.
ID Number:
1987.0395.01
Accession number:
1987.0395
Catalog number:
1987.0395.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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