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26/01/1934 Goldwyn buys the film rights to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz for $40,000

Samuel Goldwyn was one of the most important figures in the Hollywood movie business during the twentieth century. He controlled the film rights to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz during the middle 1930s. In 1933 Goldwyn arranged to buy the film rights to L. Frank Baum's first and most famous Oz book from the author's eldest son Frank Joslyn Baum.

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