Saturday, June 10, 2017

Dorothy Gale

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Dorothy Gale is the protagonist in many of American author L. Frank Baum's Oz novels. Dorothy first appeared in Baum's original, classic children's novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and was from then on featured prominently in most of its sequels. She also was the main character in the classic 1939 MGM film adaptation of the book. In the Oz books, Dorothy Gale is an orphan, raised by her aunt and uncle in the bleak landscape of a poor Kansas farm. Dorothy and her little dog, Toto, are soon unexpectedly swept away by a cyclone to the Land of Oz, where they enter a lively, alternative world filled with magical, talking creatures and endless adventure. 

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Oz fact: Her blue and white gingham dress is well-appreciated by the Munchkins when she initially encounters them, because blue is their favorite color, and white is a color worn only by good witches.

Oz Fact: The magical slippers Dorothy acquires from the Wicked Witch of the East are actually silver in the Baum novels. They were changed to ruby for the 1939 MGM film adaptation to take advantage of (and show off) technicolor’s capabilities.

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