Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of MGM’s OZ!
MGM’s classic turns 80 this month. One place to celebrate is Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. A popular resort town in 1939, it’s one of a few places MGM screened The Wizard of Oz to get public reaction August 12, three days before the film’s Hollywood premiere. The community turns over Main Street for a free public event Aug. 15.
Wisconsin fans also can celebrate Ozma’s birthday Aug. 3 in Owen, Wisc., when the public library hosts a fun-filled party honoring the Ruler of Oz. Come join the festivities with your favorite characters. Event information is on Facebook:
For those who like their Oz “live,” happening in August include:
Aug. 2-4 and 7-11, the Muni in Springfield, Ill.
August 13-17 at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre in Manama, Bahrain, the lavish Prather Production version of The Wizard of Oz brings the story to life. https://wizardofoztour.com/
Summer Exhibitions continue
Barry Moser: The Storied Artist, a retrospective of the illustrators work, continues through Aug. 16 at the Bromer Gallery in Boston.
Article by The International Wizard of Oz Club