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Listen: Judy Garland in ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ a 1950 Christmas night Lux Radio Theatre presentation

Judy Garland as Dorothy in M-G-M’s 1939 classic, ‘The Wizard of Oz.’
Judy Garland as Dorothy in M-G-M’s 1939 classic, ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ Warner Home Video

On Christmas night in 1950, Judy Garland recreated her 1939 role as Dorothy in Lux Radio Theatre’s presentation of The Wizard of Oz.

The broadcast is preserved on YouTube via David Von Pein's Old-Time Radio Channel.

From the old-time radio website Radio Days:

Rounding out the cast were: Herb Vigran (Tin Man), Hans Conreid (Scarecrow), Ed Max (Lion), Herb Butterfield (Wizard), Betty Lou Gerson (Good Witch), Noreen Gammill (Wicked Witch) William Johnson (Uncle Henry), Ruth Perrott (Auntie Em), Gil Stratton (Mayor) and David Light was the voice of Toto.

Click here to read more about the Dec. 25, 1950, radio broadcast.

H/T: The Judy Garland Experience on Facebook

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