On This Day…

The Wizard of Oz

August 25, 1939

The film adaptation of L. Frank Baum‘s 1900 book The Wizard of Oz is released, starring Judy Garland as Dorothy and Terry as Toto. It was the story of two women fighting over a pair of shoes.
Buddy Ebsen was originally cast as the Tin Man, but had to quit because he had an allergic reaction to the silver makeup.