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Finding Dorothy’ Pulls Back The Curtain On ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale poses with Terry, the female Cairn terrier who a...

Credit: Courtesy of The John Fricke Collection. Digital image restoration by Ranse Ransone

Above: Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale poses with Terry, the female Cairn terrier who appeared with her as Toto in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s 1939 classic, "The Wizard of Oz."

GUEST: Elizabeth Letts, author, "Finding Dorothy"

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"Finding Dorothy" book cover.

It’s been 80 years since Dorothy, Toto and the cast of "The Wizard of Oz" hit the big screen.

Now, in a new novel, New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Letts, writes about the real American family that inspired the classic book and film.

"Finding Dorothy" is a story about love, loss, inspiration and perseverance.

Letts will be speaking and signing copies of her book Wednesday at Warwick's in La Jolla.

She joins Midday Edition Tuesday to talk about the creators of one of America's best-known stories.

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