The Wizard of Oz Original MGM Press Book (circa 1955)

The Wizard of Oz Original MGM Press Book (circa 1955)
The Wizard of Oz Original MGM Press Book (circa 1955)
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Item Specifics
Item Title The Wizard of Oz MGM Press Book
Release Year of Film 1939
Date of Item Circa 1955 (re-released to coincide with Judy Garland's 'come-back' after her break from the industry).
Genre Adventure, family, fantasy
Country of Origin UK
Size 31.5 cm x 25cm
Grade Code C8/9
Condition Notes This is a beautifully presented press book with fantastic duo tone images, photographs and line art throughout (based on the 1939 original). It is 8 pages in total and all are clean and complete. There are some minor signs of handling such as light creasing to the top right edge.

The book includes merchandising tie-ins & posters and ads unique to the UK campaign.

Overall this is a very unique piece which is now hard to find.

Oz was one of the few films of the classic era to receive re-release by its home studio. Though the film was a great critical success during its initial Fall 1939 run, it did not turn a profit until the 1949 re-release, due to the nearly 3 million dollar cost of production. When Judy Garland once again became highly popular with the release of A STAR IS BORN and her first television special, MGM decided to do another re-release, again producing an entirely new advertising campaign both in the States and the UK. They also decided to release the film in an odd widescreen-type format they called Metroscope.
Additional Information
Synopsis Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.
Director  Victor Fleming
Cast Judy Garland, Frank Morgan and Ray Bolger
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


































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