Dorothy brings Oz to Madame Tussauds

Dorothy brings Oz to Madame Tussauds

Dorothy kicks off "The Wizard of Oz" IMAX 3D at TCL Chinese Theatre

In 1939, "The Wizard of Oz" film made Hollywood history by capturing the charming story of Dorothy and her dog Toto getting caught in a tornado, and ending up in the magical land of Oz. Judy Garland, one of Hollywood's most loved movie stars, immediately shot to fame in her role as Dorothy. Her performance in singing the famous "Over the Rainbow," song earned Judy "Best Performance by a Juvenile Actor" award.

On September 15th, Madame Tussauds Hollywood unveiled Judy Garland as Dorothy at TCL Chinese Theatre's 75th anniversary premiere showing of "The Wizard of Oz." Formerly Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the movie was the first IMAX 3D movie showing at the newly converted theatre in Hollywood.

At the premiere's pre-party, celebrities and their families celebrated Madame Tussauds Hollywood's newest wax addition with cupcakes, candies and posing with Dorothy on stage.

TV star Rico Rodriguez from "Modern Family" did the honors of pushing the button to unveil Dorothy, alongside Glinda. Actors Ariel Winter from "Modern Family," Molly Ringwald, Mario Lopez, Tia Carrere, and Kevin Sorbo also made a celebrity appearance for the unveiling.

Judy Garland as Dorothy can be seen at Madame Tussauds Hollywood wax attraction starting September 19th in the Spirit of Hollywood room.

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