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Behind the scenes of the classic 'Wizard of Oz'

Updated 5:48 PM ET, Fri January 17, 2014
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Moviegoers first went to Oz in 1939. Click through to see behind-the-scenes images and publicity shots from the classic "The Wizard of Oz." Check Turner Classic Movies' "Wizard of Oz" page to see when the classic will air next. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Jack Haley as the Tin Man, Frank Morgan as the Wizard, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion and Terry as Toto with an oversized prop book of "The Wizard of Oz." courtesy Turner Entertainment company
Judy Garland, dressed as Dorothy, poses with a turkey to promote the movie during Thanksgiving. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
Judy Garland and Terry pose for a publicity shot. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney set out for a "Wizard of Oz" tour at a Pasadena, California, train station in 1939. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
The actors who portrayed the Munchkins aboard a bus headed to the studio for filming. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
Judy Garland reads a copy of Life magazine on set as three of the actors playing Munchkins stand by. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
A wardrobe test shot of Judy Garland in a rejected Dorothy costume with a blonde wig. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
Frank Morgan as the Wizard. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
Margaret Hamilton poses as the Wicked Witch for a publicity shot. The character's hair was changed for the final production of the film. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
Frank Morgan as the Guardian of the Gates. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
Karl Kosiczky dressed as the Munchkin Herald during a wardrobe test. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
Ray Bolger in a reversed shot during a wardrobe and makeup test. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
Gale Sondergaard as the Wicked Witch during a makeup and wardrobe test. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
A full wardrobe and hair test shot for Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion and Jack Haley as the Tin Man. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
The beauty parlor set from the Emerald City. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale and Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, with Jack Haley as the Tin Man during a rehearsal. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
Judy Garland records a vocal track on the MGM orchestra stage. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
Costumes are put away in the women's wardrobe department. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
Director Victor Fleming instructs the cast during filming. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
Ray Bolger in costume as the Scarecrow, seated with director Victor Fleming, choreographer Bobby Connolly and producer Mervyn LeRoy. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow visits with Mickey Rooney. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
Myrna Loy visiting with Olga Nardone, one of the actresses playing a Munchkin. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
An actor hangs up a Munchkin costume. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
A wide shot of the Witch's castle set. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
A technician photographs an opening title concept for "The Wizard of Oz" that was not used. courtesy Turner Entertainment company
Two men carry the sound and visual tracks for a preview of the film. A composite print was made after the previews and final edit decisions had been made. courtesy Turner Entertainment company