"Wizard of Oz" in color ... sort of
Here's the kind of TV/movie trivia I love. This is provided by Matthew Lombard at the MMC listserv (run through the Mass Media & Communication doctoral program at Temple University). Lombard notes that the Time Warner-owned WB network plans to screen "The Wizard of Oz" in high-definition television (HDTV) on Sunday, Dec. 19. The funny bit, though, is Lombard's recollection that when the movie "was first shown in 1956, many viewers who had just purchased color TV sets flooded CBS, which carried it, with complaints when the opening sequence came on the air in black and white."