During the months of September and October the Henry County Library in Clinton will be displaying an exciting collection of Wizard of Oz memorabilia on loan from Makala Radford. The movie, The Wizard of Oz came out in 1939 and was based off of the 1990 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Braum. Although it was nominated for six Academy Awards (losing Best Picture to Gone With the Wind), it was not an immediate commercial success. It was only later, when CBS reintroduced the film to the public in 1956 that it became an annual viewing tradition.
Makala Radford began watching the film every year at the age of six with her parents, Lori and Rusty Radford and her sister Hayli and brother Clayton. Makala, who now participates in... more