In 1949, MGM rereleased The Wizard of Oz in theaters to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the film. This version of the film had the Kansas scenes in black and white instead of sepia tone. This master was used in every home video release until the 1989 home video release which used the original sepia tones. I have never seen the black and white version. I grew up watching the post-1989 version. I would like to obtain a copy of the black and white version though. I don’t know where as this version is considered quite rare. Any help would be appreciated.
I also have a CBS television version taped off TV in 1988, a year before it was released to home video. This version has the black and white opening instead of sepia. I can try to provide if you need it.
There exist IB Tech prints that have black and white Kansas scenes. I have the black and white version on VHS, as a reprint from 1988 (the same year Criterion released the restored sepia version on Laserdisc).