Look Back at Making of 'Wizard of Oz'

intro: As yet another spinoff of "The Wizard of Oz" arrives in theaters, it's almost hard to believe that the original film, which premiered 74 years ago, was, in many ways, a near disaster. The 1939 classic took more than a dozen screenwriters, three directors, six soundstages, 23 weeks to shoot and cost nearly $3 million -- MGM's most expensive film that year. Though released to much fanfare, it lost money until 1956, when MGM leased it to CBS, which began showing it on television every year...Full Story
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