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One of my favorite movies growing up was "The Wizard of Oz" that was broadcast once a year and in our house it was an anticipated event. We had a black and white television set, but on the night Dorothy and her friends were winding down a yellow brick road, my dad would mysterously bring home a color TV so my sisters and I could enjoy Oz in technicolor - always a special treat. I mean, you have ruby slippers, a yellow brick road, a green wicked witch, a horse of a different color and an Emerald City - black and white only works for the Kansas scenes. Of course, the color television was always gone in the morning - with just three clicks.
So naturally when I was walking down Main Street in downtown Cape and I saw a window display of one of my favorite movies, I had to take some photographs of this nicely done tribute to Oz. It was like viewing the Bergdorf Goodman windows at Christmas. Well, almost.
Enjoy this magical display along with a few of my favorite quotes from this beloved classic - somewhere over on Main Street.
|Glinda: Are you a good witch or a bad witch?|
Dorothy: I'm not a witch at all. I'm Dorothy Gale from Kansas.
Glinda: Oh. Well, is that the witch?
Dorothy: Who, Toto? Toto's my dog!
|Munchkins: The house began to pitch. The kitchen took a slitch. It landed on the Wicked Witch in the middle of a ditch. |
Which was not a happy situation for the Wicked Witch!
Coroner Munchkin: As Coroner I must aver, I thoroughly examined her, and she's not only merely dead, she's really most sincerely dead.
Wicked Witch of the West: When I gain those ruby slippers, my power will be the greatest in Oz. Now my beauties. Something with poison in it I think. But attractive to the eye and soothing to the smell..
Dorothy: Look. Emerald City is closer and prettier than ever!
Citizens of Emerald City: We get up at 12 and start to work at 1. Take an hour for lunch and then at 2 we're done. Jolly good fun!
|Scarecrow: They tore my legs off and they threw it over there! Then, they took my chest off and they threw it over there!|
Tin Man: Well, that's you all over.
Cowardly Lion: They sure knocked the stuffings out of you, didn't they?
Scarecrow: Don't stand there talking, put me together. We've got to find Dorothy.
|Cowardly Lion: All right. I'll go in there for Dorothy. Wicked Witch or no Wicked Witch, guards or no guards, I'll tear them apart. I may not come out alive, but I'm going in there. There's only one thing I want you fellas to do. Talk me out of it.|
Dorothy: Oh, please give me back my dog?
Wicked Witch of the West: Certainly. Certainly. When you give me those slippers.
Dorothy: But, The Good Witch of the North told me not to.
Wicked Witch of the West: Very well. Throw that basket into the river and drown him!
Dorothy: No, no, no! Here... You can have your old slippers. But, give me back Toto!
|Wicked Witch of the West: You cursed brat! Look what you've done! I'm melting! melting! Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness?|
|Dorothy: Goodbye, Tin man. Oh, don't cry! You'll rust so dreadfully. Here's your oil can.|
Tin Man: Now I know I've got a heart, 'cause it's breaking...
Dorothy to the Scarecrow: I think I'm going to miss you most of all.
|Dorothy: Well, I - I think that it - it wasn't enough to just want to see Uncle Henry and Auntie Em - and it's that - if I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with! Is that right?|
The Wizard - A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.
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For nearly forty years this story has given faithful service to the Young in Heart; and Time has been powerless to put its kindly philosophy out of fashion. To those of you who have been faithful to it in return... and to the Young in Heart... we dedicate this picture.