1939's 'The Wizard of Oz'
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No matter how many times "The Wizard of Oz" has been done and redone, none of the versions quite capture the magic of the original starring Judy Garland as Dorothy.
The classic tale is based on L. Frank Baum's novel, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." The story follows Dorothy as she's swept up by a twister with her dog, Toto, and sent to a magical land. Dorothy and Toto, along with a tin man, scarecrow and cowardly lion follow the yellow brick road to the land of Oz to meet the wizard who can send Dorothy home to Kansas.
The film was nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, and took home the statue for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for the wildly popular "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
In 1989, the film was inducted into the National Film Registry and deemed "culturally, historically or esthetically important."
The film became a cultural phenomenon with the quote, "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore," becoming one of the most recognized film quotes of all time.
Dorothy's ruby red slippers were also an iconic part of the film. Although the slippers were not in the original novel, they were added to the film to show off the new abilities of Technicolor.
In February 2012, actor Leonardo DiCaprio opened his wallet to help the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences acquire the ruby shoes. The slippers will eventually be displayed at the forthcoming Academy Museum in Los Angeles.
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Last November, the iconic blue dress worn by Garland in the film sold for a cool $480,000 at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif.