Q: Is it true that “Some­where Over the Rain­bow” was al­most cut from The Wizard of Oz? – Harry B., Tempe, Ariz.

Albuquerque Journal - Parade - - WALTER SCOTT'S PERSONALITY PARADE -

A: Yes. Pro­duc­ers wanted to trim the two-hour film to 100 min­utes, and that song, Judy Gar­land’s only solo, was one they cut for an early preview. As­so­ciate pro­ducer Arthur Freed fought to put it back in. In honor of the movie’s 75th an­niver­sary this year, IMAX the­aters na­tion­wide will show it for one week be­gin­ning Sept. 20. The col­lec­tor’s edi­tion Blu-ray

goes on sale Oct. 1.

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