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The Munchkins from the classic Film The Wizard of Oz were honored with the 2,352nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Seven Munchkin-stars attended the event. Honorary Mayor of Hollywood Johnny Grant presided over the ceremony. Guests included Joey Luft, son of the late Judy Garland and sponsor of the star.
6915 Hollywood Boulevard on November 20, 2007.
The seven Munchkins who were on hand to accept their award included: Mickey Carroll, Ruth Duccini, Jerry Maren, Margaret Pellegrini, Meinhardt Raabe, Karl Slover and Clarence Swensen. The Munchkins arrived to the ceremony via a "horse-of-a-different-color" drawn carriage led by the Hollywood High School Marching Band.
The Munchkins were the lovable population of Oz in the classic 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz staring Judy Garland. Prior to the ceremony, a special screening of "The Wizard of Oz" was held Monday, November 19, 2007 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre where the movie premiered 68 years ago. The film was shown in True Technicolor in its original format.