Topic: "QVC and Dorothy"
Not until Ted Turner colorized movies produced in black-and-white did Frodo have any concern about picture tint prior to Cinemascope. It would not take a rocket scientist to correctly assume that yellow was the dominant hue in the "yellow brick road" of THE WIZARD OF OZ. Frodo never really wondered about the color of Dorothy's hair, her dress, or even her eyes. Some things were simply subordinate to the story itself.
Judy Garland wore a plain "jumper" over a blouse, with socks and at least two pairs of shoes throughout the classic film. Ted Turner divulged the secret that the Depression-era dress was an off shade of blue, nearly gray. Frodo thought it was an inappropriate fashion statement, simply because the starkness of black-and-white better portrayed the bleak Kansas landscape.
Today the actual dress was put up for auction at Christie's. For all his wisdom and insight into humanity, it is quite clear that when it comes to fashion, Frodo don't know squat. Dear reader, take a guess at how much the winning bid was for this simple dress?
George W. Bush is the first American President to receive an annual salary greater than the sales price of Dorothy's dress. In Frodo's humble opinion, the dress is a better buy.