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Wizard of Oz debut... opening day...
Item # 657232
August 17, 1939
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 17, 1939
* The Wizard of Oz
* Opening day advertisement
* Judy Garland and more
Page 17 has an historic advertisement in early film history. See photos for a 14 x 7 inch ad for the premiere of "The Wizard of Oz" in New York City. This was the day of the opening for this famous movie. Nice graphical appeal with this ad. (see) New York City was one of the first cities to release this film making this ad rare as such.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with reporting on the tensions in pre World War II Europe. Complete in 42 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.
Category: The 20th Century