100 Years of Oz: A Century of Classic Imagesby Willard Carroll, John Fricke
In 1900 L. Frank Baum published "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and since then, the never-out-of-print book has spawned thirty-nine sequels, five silent movies, innumerable stage productions (the first in 1902), a radio series, countless animated cartoons, and perhaps the greatest MGM musical of all time. Translated into virtually every language on the planet, the story and characters have appeared on everything from peanut butter jars and lunch boxes to postage stamps and Christmas ornaments. There are more than 2,500 members of the Oz Club, and three times a year, conventions of Oz fans draw upwards of 75,000 visitors. Everything Oz is in such demand that merchandise rarely makes it past private collectors to flea markets or antique fairs.
For these fans and anyone who ever dreamed of visiting Oz, Willard Carroll draws from his private collection of more than 10,000 museum-quality pieces to present an unparalleled view of Baum's beloved creations and their influence on popular culture. Organized by decade, this book traces a century of Oz lithography, photography, sheet music, book jackets, stationery, manuscripts, costumes, film props, animation cells, newspaper rotogravure, greeting cards, Halloween masks, theater programs, contracts, maps, advertising fliers, games, toys, puzzles, dolls, and other memorabilia gathered from every corner of the world.
Written by John Fricke, one of the world's preeminent Oz historians, this is the first book in more than two decades to chronicle the entire phenomenon of the legendary Land of Oz and the fascinating history of its creators. With brilliant photography by Richard Glenn and Mark Hill, original artwork, drawings, sketches, blueprints, and stage and movie stills, "100 Years of Oz" is a joyous and unique passport over the rainbow.
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