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  • The scenes set in Kansas are in B&W. The scenes in Oz are in color.
  • When the movie premiered it was shown with the Kansas sequence in sepia-tone and the Oz sequence in Technicolor. This is how the film was made and intended to be seen. The Kansas sequence was actually filmed in black-n-white, but this portion of the film was colored in vats of sepia, a brownish pigment. The Wizard of Oz first aired on network television (CBS) on November 3, 1956 and was shown with the Kansas sequence in black-n-white and the Oz sequence in Technicolor. In fact, most of its tv airings show the Kansas sequence in black-n-white. It wasn't until the film's 50th anniversary telecast, which aired in 1990, that it was shown on television in its original form with the Kansas sequence in sepia-tone. This was after MGM had the film cleaned and restored. Then, in 1998 for its soon-to-be 60th anniversary, the film was digitally re-mastered by the folks at Warner Bros. and was re-released to theaters throughout North America. The color was exquisite and the soundtrack sounded better than ever.

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