August 15, 1939: The Wizard of Oz Premieres in Hollywood
On this day in 1939, The Wizard of Oz was shown in Hollywood for the first time at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The popular American musical fantasy film stars Judy Garland, who was 17 at the time of the film’s release, as Dorothy Gale.
After her role in The Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland went on to become one of the greatest entertainers of her time. Follow the American icon’s life and career with this timeline from American Masters.