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Events in Film & Television in December 1938

Film PremierThe Wizard of Oz

Dec 23 Margaret Hamilton's costume catches fire while filming "The Wizard of Oz"

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Publicity still of the Wizard of Oz, showing the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion
Publicity still of the Wizard of Oz, showing the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 25 George Cukor announces Vivien Leigh will play Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone with the Wind"

Actress Vivien Leigh
Actress
Vivien Leigh
Director George Cukor
Director
George Cukor