Did you know “Over the Rainbow” was cut from The Wizard of Oz three times? This and other juicy backstage tidbits populate “The Sound of Oz,” a new documentary feature that tells the story of all the songs written for The Wizard of Oz.
From “Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead” to “We’re Off to See the Wizard,’ this landmark project chronicles the amazing collaboration between lyricist E.Y. “Yip” Harburg and composer Harold Arlen.The Wizard of Oz – the movie project that employed and inspired the Arlen/Harburg team in 1938 – is now regarded as the most familiar and best-loved motion picture of all time.
Today on BOLD, Aaron Harburg, the great-grandson of lyricist Yip, gives us a behind-the-scenes peek at the iconic music they created. “It’s a part of my family history but the music belongs to all of us. These tunes are really the soundtrack of our lives.” To support Aaron’s effort to crowd-fund the documentary, go to www.thesoundofozmovie.com. Join the conversation at www.getboldtoday.com.