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Publisher's Summary

This radio dramatization of the classic musical features Judy Garland re-creating the role for which she received an honorary Academy Award. It aired on Dec. 25, 1950, a dozen years after the movie was released.

The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent. In fact, filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille often served as the host.

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lovely

reminds me of when i was a child brought back lovely memories of when we would listen to the stories on the radio

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  • Nahican Vegan
  • 31-08-2011

A super classic gem!

What a fantastic story! I will watch the movie & listen to this great story till my eyes & ears wear out! Can you even think of a better narrator?? It's Dorothy herself! OMGoodness..I'm clicking my heels to this one!!

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  • Mona Frisbee
  • 21-05-2016

so fun

This audible was a true blast from the past. Love it! If you enjoy vintage you will enjoy this.

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  • Erin
  • 02-07-2019

loved it

loved it. original actors. takes me back to simpler time and place. makes heart happy

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  • ECL
  • 18-03-2021

Judy on the Radio

I didn't grow up during the great years of radio, but my dad loved to tell me stories from his youth from the radio.

I enjoyed having the characters telling me what was going on. Everyone was great, especially Judy Garland!

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  • Mithada
  • 01-05-2020

A classic

I was raised on classic movies and this one was no exception. the radio edition is well done and a window into a lost era of entrrtainment.

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  • Virginia
  • 26-10-2019

So Refreshing!

What a treat to hear that voice again. Obviously, this is a abbreviated version of the movie, not the book, but it is so good. It is refreshing to hear the old radio shows with it the politics, the ranting, or cursing. And greatest live entertainer, Judy Garland, puts her whole self into it. the supporting cast, you can tell are having a blast also. So good, okay this for your children and let them use their imagination for a change.

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  • Val
  • 15-11-2017

Great oldie

One to keep forever and by the star of the movie makes it a great keepsake

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  • Noxid
  • 06-08-2018

almost like you're there with them while listening

almost like you're there with them while listening to the story. wish it was longer.

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  • Ddh
  • 16-10-2008

Like sitting with my grandma listing to the radio

Growing up in the TV era made me wonder what it would be like to sit and "watch" the radio. This made me feel like I was right there doing that.

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  • K
  • 05-10-2018

Judy Garland!

What more can anyone ask for? The amazingly talented Judy Garland revisiting her role as Dorothy in the radio adaptation of The wizard of Oz. I thoroughly enjoyed this. It has all the nostalgia of a bygone era. Thank you Audible.

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