Silent & Classic Movie Nights/The Wizard Of Oz

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Come join us for our final Silent & Classic Move Nights here at the museum. On August 3, guests can enjoys the 1925 silent film version of The Wizard of Oz. This silent film version is not only a major departure from the book but also the 1939 Judy Garland film. The main plot difference is that the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion are not actually characters, but are in fact disguises worn by three farmhands who are blown away into the land of Oz by a tornado. Directed by Larry Semon, who also plays the farmhand disguised as a Scarecrow, the film features a young Oliver Hardy playing the farmhand/Tin Woodman who would go on to have a significant Hollywood film career as one half of the legendary comedy duo Laurel & Hardy.

Gates will open at 7:30 p.m. and guests can picnic on the lawn while viewing the film. The event is free for museum members and $10 for the general public.

Wizard of Oz