JULY 1 - THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) - Though many movies had musical numbers at that time, The Wizard of Oz was one of the first films to use the musical numbers to help tell the film's story. All of the songs for the film were written by E.Y. Harburg and Harold Arlen, including the signature piece, "Somewhere over the Rainbow," which won the OscarŽ for Best Song. Ironically, studio head Louis B. Mayer had originally wanted to have the song cut from the film.
Added by manunderstress on June 14, 2004