As a kid, watching The Wizard of Oz seemed like a big deal. The 1939 film was appointment viewing when it would come on TV, and pretty damn epic. I must have seen it a hundred times.
It's the end of an era, as the last surviving munchkin has died. Jerry Maren, who portrayed a member of the Lollipop Guild, was 98 years old. Maren was eighteen years old when he shot his scenes for The Wizard of Oz in the latter part of 1938 and early 1939.