The Best of the Week - 18/07/08
It's July 18th, and 69 years the first preview screening of The Wizard of Oz took place, after which the producers debated whether or not to axe Somewhere Over The Rainbow from the movie.
It stayed in, and when the film premiered in August 1939 15,000 people queued up in New York, and 37,000 saw it in seven showings in one day in a single theatre.
22 years ago we saw the first footage of the wreck of RMS Titanic, and James Cameron probably had a bright idea, while in 1941 Martha Reeves - of 'and the Vandellas' fame - was born in Detroit.
Oh, and it's less than a week until the new issue of the magazine hits the shops - more on that next week.
Meanwhile back on whathifi.com, we've:
- Brought you exclusive reviews of Sony's STR-DG820 receiver, the Samsung PS50A556 50in plasma TV and Bowers and Wilkins' Jaguar XF sound system
- Told you about Arcam's replacement for its A70 amplifier
- Tuned in to Eurosport HD
- And tweaked the site, restoring the hi-fi blogs channel
Over on the Forums, we now have over 16,000 members, over 63,000 threads and almost 100,000 posts to keep you talking.