This post is my contribution to Twyla and Lindsey's The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz Gala, in honor of the 70th birthday of this classic film today. Click on over to Two Crazy Crafters blog to see more!
Like (nearly) everyone else, I love this movie! I didn't always love it, though. I remember being SO frightened by the Wicked Witch of The West that I went into my parent's bedroom to hide. Mother had to come in with the World Book Encyclopedia and attempt to explain movie special effects to me! Dorothy Gale, as played by the beloved Judy Garland:
I did grow to love it more and more as the years went by, though. Naturally, I have a piece of the original sheet music in my collection:
I bought this book about Judy's life when it came out in 1975:
And I had to have this one, too:
But it's not all about Judy - I also loved Jack Haley, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Margaret Hamilton, Billie Burke, and the Munchkins. "And Toto, too? Yes - Toto, too". This FABULOUS book was published for the 50th anniversary of the film in 1989. Oh, I just had to have it!
The rebate check that I sent away for after buying the book was so great-looking, I couldn't cash it - so I tucked it carefully away inside the book instead:
You KNOW I have the VHS - I didn't feel the need to picture that today - but I have the soundtrack CD, as well - LOVE it. When I listen to Jack Haley sing "I hear a beat....how sweet!", it melts MY heart:
I also have a music book:
And this little book I picked up at a yard sale:
Oh - and I simply cannot look at an oil can without saying "oil can" without opening my mouth. It's just a thing with me.