History of the Wizard of Oz

Kate Schwenker

what was it?

The Wizard of Oz was one of the most successful movies made during the 1930's. It was made in the last year of the Great Depression. Not only was this a children's tale, but it was almost as if people during the 1930's thought of this movie as an escape from the disastrous Great Depression. This movie also shows many symbolic characters that represent people or symbolize events that happened during this time.