I, Toto: The Autobiography of Terry, the Dog Who Was Totoby Willard Carroll
During the expansion of the Ventura Freeway in Los Angeles, Willard Carroll unearthed a leatherbound scrapbook from a site that was once a pet cemetery. To his amazement, its yellowing pages contained the rags-to-riches story of Terry, the cairn terrier who played Toto in the enduring film The Wizard of Oz. Reprinted here in its entirety, I, Toto/i>
During the expansion of the Ventura Freeway in Los Angeles, Willard Carroll unearthed a leatherbound scrapbook from a site that was once a pet cemetery. To his amazement, its yellowing pages contained the rags-to-riches story of Terry, the cairn terrier who played Toto in the enduring film The Wizard of Oz. Reprinted here in its entirety, I, Toto traces the canine star’s tragic beginnings, her exhilarating film career, and her happy retirement in Southern California. Best of all, it offers the inside scoop on Toto’s signature role, her costars, and the making of The Wizard of Oz. Toto’s lovingly illustrated scrapbook features 150 photographs collected over the dog’s life. This unique autobiography, reissued just in time for the film’s 75th anniversary, is a must-have for every fan of the classic movie and its equally classic canine star.
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Willard Carroll is an Emmy Awardwinning producer, writer, and director. He has written and directed the feature films The Runestone, Tom’s Midnight Garden, Playing by Heart, and Marigold. He has amassed the world’s largest collection of Wizard of Oz memorabilia, documented in 100 Years of Oz: A Century of Classic Images from The Wizard of Oz Collection of Willard Carroll. Together with Tom Wilhite, he founded the National Oz Museum.
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This imaginative fact-based memoir 'by' Toto about her film career is one of the most delightful books I've ever owned. A must-have for 'Oz' fans, dog lovers, cinema students, the film itself will never be the same once you learn about the training, determination, and skill that Terry brought to the role of Toto. Just plain great.
Reviewer: Elaine Willingham
from St. Louis, Missouri
If you want an Oz book that is fun to read to yourself or to children, this is the ticket! Page after page, I said to myself 'this is just darling!' Toto is America's favorite canine and 'The Wizard of Oz' is the most endearing movie of all time.
I am so glad that Willard Carroll put this book together it is just terrific.
Hollywood's Golden Era is captured so well as you easily travel through page after page. I promise that you won't put it down until you're finished and the kids (especially the ones who watch the movie on a daily basis) will love for you to read this to them.
Congratulations to Author Carroll, who has Oz in his heart and soul and managed to put it down on paper for all of us to enjoy. How many times I've watched that movie and simply focused on Toto, who was just the cutest dog in the world. He makes everybody want to adopt him, well, now this is the next best thing.
St. Louis, MO
THIS BOOK I thought that this was the cutest thing in the world when I read it. It is still so cute! Reading about Terry (Toto) and her time on the set of the Wizard of Oz and several other movies. I love her talking about all of the other cast and crew members.
This is a charming little book. If you are a fan of classic movies and dogs, this book is for you. It takes you through Toto's (Terry) career and gives you a look behind the scenes of her movies. I bought this for my cousin for her birthday. I plan to buy one for my sister and myself as well. This is a delightful book!
Written in a very easy to read format from the dogs prerspective. Great book to read to children and for children of all ages to read. Author Carroll has done a wonderful job capturing Toto's personality.