There has never been a time in my life when the Wizard of Oz wasn’t there. It is the first movie I ever remember seeing.
As a child, and still today, I identified with the Scarecrow, without a brain, the scarecrow was confused and lost. Once he got wisdom in his life he blossomed.
The story of the Wizard of Oz is timeless and knowing that we had what we need in our lives all along, it is inside us, is one of the great lessons that we can live as children or adults.
As much as I love the movie and the message, those damn flying monkeys still scare the bejesus out of me!
One of the greatest movies of all time, starring one of the greatest entertainers of all time, The Wizard of Oz premiered at the Lowe’s Capitol Theater in NYC on this date in 1939 with Judy Garland in the lead role of Dorothy.
In a world where sadness and strife often gets more notice than the good in the world, it’s nice to know there will always be a place over the rainbow.