The Wizard of Oz is 71! Filmed in 1939 and starring Judy Garland as Dorothy. I would have missed this if it had not been for the google doodle celebrating The Wizard of Oz's 71st birthday. I am a huge Judy Garland fan and The Wizard of Oz movie will always have a special place in my heart...who wouldn't want a pair of ruby slippers to click you home? **sigh**
Searching through Google I found a fun article on The Guardian website presenting 71 Wizard of Oz facts for it's 71st Birthday.
My favourite fact:
41) Judy Garland couldn't stop giggling while filming the scene in which Dorothy slaps the Cowardly Lion. So the director, Victor Fleming, took her aside and slapped her. She returned to the set and filmed the scene in one take.
It appears Fleming took directing very seriously and I find this fact so surprising as I found that particular scene terrifying as a child...and err...still to this day ACTUALLY.