Monday, July 19, 2010

Dial "M" for Auntie Em

Instructed by guild and committee
she hit yellow bricks to green city
In ruby toned shoes
she ogled the hues
and sang Harold Arlen penned ditty

The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming and others, 1939). The music was by Harold Arlen, with lyrics by E.Y. "Yip" Harburg. Growing up with a black and white television set I thought the entire film was in black-and-white. It wasn't until sometime in my twenties when I was startled by the dramatic transition to color.

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