Wizard of Oz custom matted movie poster signed by 8 Munchkins (JSA and Munchkinland COA)
Wizard of Oz custom matted movie poster display measures at 810 x 550 and is signed by 8 Munchkins with Jerry Maren (D. 2018), Mickey Carroll (D. 2009), Karl Slover (D. 2011), Margaret Pelligroni (D. 2013), Ruth Duccini (D. 2014), Clarence Swenson (D. 2009), Meinhardt Raabe (D. 2010), and Donna Stewart-Hardway (D. 2008). Sadly the 8 Munchkins that signed this poster are no longer with us, this is a must have poster for any Wizard of Oz fans.
- Frame measures at an impressive 810mm in height and 550mm in width
- Official JSA and Munchkinland Authentication Services serially-numbered hologram and matching COA for authenticity purposes
- Official Wizard of Oz movie poster
- This frame in the pictures is the actual display for sale and not a concept
- MJB Memorabilia ships WORLDWIDE
- Very rare item as sadly the Munchkins are no longer with us
- If you would like to see the memorabilia before you buy I can show you on Zoom, Facetime, Skype Live, call me 0477555557
The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Widely known as one of the greatest films of all time, it is the most commercially successful adaptation of L. Frank Baum‘s 1900 children’s fantasy novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Directed primarily by Victor Fleming (who left the production to take over the troubled Gone with the Wind), the film stars Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale alongside Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Margaret Hamilton.
Characterized by its use of Technicolor, fantasy storytelling, musical score, and memorable characters, the film has become an American pop culture icon. It was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, but lost to Gone with the Wind, also directed by Fleming. It did win in two other categories: Best Original Song for “Over the Rainbow” and Best Original Score by Herbert Stothart. While the film was considered a critical success upon release in August 1939, it failed to make a profit for MGM until the 1949 re-release, earning only $3,017,000 on a $2,777,000 budget, not including promotional costs, which made it MGM’s most expensive production at that time.
The 1956 television broadcast premiere of the film on the CBS network reintroduced the film to the public; according to the Library of Congress, it is the most seen film in movie history. In 1989, it was selected by the U.S. Library of Congress as one of the first 25 films for preservation in the National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. It is also one of the few films on UNESCO‘s Memory of the World Register. It was among the top ten in the 2005 BFI (British Film Institute) list of “50 films to be seen by the age of 14”, and is on the BFI’s updated list of “50 films to be seen by the age of 15” released in May 2020.
The Wizard of Oz is the source of many quotes referenced in contemporary popular culture. Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, and Edgar Allan Woolf received credit for the screenplay, but others made uncredited contributions. The songs were written by Edgar “Yip” Harburg and composed by Harold Arlen. The musical score and incidental music were composed by Stothart.