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The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion
     

The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion

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by William Stillman
 

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An over-the-top, beautifully designed book that commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Officially licensed with Warner Bros., this collectible edition features accessible text, a host of never-before-seen ephemera, and nine removable features.

Written by the foremost authorities on the subject—Jay Scarfone and

Overview

An over-the-top, beautifully designed book that commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Officially licensed with Warner Bros., this collectible edition features accessible text, a host of never-before-seen ephemera, and nine removable features.

Written by the foremost authorities on the subject—Jay Scarfone and William Stillman—and designed in close collaboration with Warner Bros., The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion delivers an entertaining and interactive experience, transporting readers over the rainbow and into the wonderful Land of Oz. The authors detail filmmaking secrets—the inspiration behind the film's realistic tornado; why Dorothy's shoes were ruby-colored; and how the filmmakers got a fleet of monkeys to fly—and reveal never-before-seen artwork from their personal collection, including, but not limited to, rare stills, Technicolor test frames, and costume and set illustrations.

Additionally, the book will contain nine removable features as well as several innovative graphic components. More than your average anniversary edition, this book promises to be the most definitive look at The Wizard of Oz yet. It is comprehensive in its scope yet accessibly written and beautifully designed—perfect for The Wizard of Oz fans, film buffs of all ages, and collectors.  

Editorial Reviews

Readers of the first bare-bones studio outline of The Wizard of Oz in 1938 never imagined that it would metamorphose and mushroom into one of the most iconic films of all time. On the 75th anniversary of the movie's release, two renowned Wizard authorities have, with the close collaboration of Warner Brothers, constructed a book companion that remains true to the magical spirit of the original. In addition to rarely seen stills, photographs, and illustrations, this attractively designed hardcover contains ten removable Oz features as well as other innovative components. Five clicks of those famous ruby shoes.

Book Reviews by David Marshall James
“Essential to any Ozophile’s collection…Scarfone and Stillman have brought as many new finds and hitherto unseen treats as possible to the pages of this retrospective.”
Variety
“The coffee table book offers a treasure trove of images, including startling photos of Judy Garland testing multiple wigs in various styles and colors-including cascading blonde locks.”
The Royal Blog of OZ
“The rare photos and new information in the book are worth the price of the book alone. Well done to Stillman and Scarfone!”
Psychobabble
“Dedicated millions will find much to tickle them in The Official 75th Anniversary Companion, which compliments Scarfone and Stillman’s storytelling with artifacts from Turner Entertainment’s Oz archives.”
The Examiner
“It’s a gorgeous tome that celebrates a gorgeous film.”
Collector's Corner
“Take a trip down Memory Lane as Dorothy...and the entire cast and crew of the film join you on your journey complete with interesting insights, little known facts and fascinating text.”
Lez Get Real
“The wealth of knowledge and historical significance this volume contains is unprecedented.”
Judy Garland News
“Wonderful. Fantastic. Brilliant. Gorgeous… this is by far the book to get this year or any year. It’s the perfect holiday gift, birthday gift, or gift for any occasion. Oz fans, Garland fans, MGM fans, musicals fans, and so on, will enjoy this book for years to come.”
People magazine
“Filled with behind-the-scenes facts and photos (Judy Garland in a soon-to-be-nixed blonde wig!), the film’s 75th-anniversary compendium is a must-have for fans.”
Entertainment Weekly
“Jump over the rainbow with inside stories from the classic film.”
PopMatters
“Sure to satisfy diehard fans as well as newbies….as it stands today, this book is the best tangible access to Oz goodies on print.”
Parade.com
“Honoring the film’s 75th anniversary, William Stillman and Jay Scarfone pull out all the stops for this expansive and well-made official tome.”
Turner Classic Movies
“Beautifully designed with an array of film stills, Technicolor test frames, rare artwork and photography...this collectible edition provides an unrivaled glimpse at the land where dreams come true.”
The Baum Bugle
“The most exciting discoveries in this anniversary companion are the visual elements...Their Anniversary Companion is reverent yet fun, and the determination to scrounge up some new material for die-hard Oz fans is admirable.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062278012
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
152,865
Product dimensions:
9.72(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.97(d)

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Meet the Author

Jay Scarfone and William Stillman are the authors of several books on the creation and legacy of the motion picture The Wizard of Oz. Historians and collectors since the 1970s, they have amassed one of the world's largest and most comprehensive archives of memorabilia from Turner Entertainment Co.'s The Wizard of Oz, the holdings of which include rare photographic images and authentic costumes and props from the film's production. Additionally, they have been contributors and advisers to countless other books, periodicals, and documentaries on Hollywood history, memorabilia, and collectibles. They have appraised rare Wizard of Oz material for auction houses and have lectured audiences about the classic film in numerous venues. They live in Pennsylvania.

Jay Scarfone and William Stillman are the authors of several books on the creation and legacy of the motion picture The Wizard of Oz. Historians and collectors since the 1970s, they have amassed one of the world's largest and most comprehensive archives of memorabilia from Turner Entertainment Co.'s The Wizard of Oz, the holdings of which include rare photographic images and authentic costumes and props from the film's production. Additionally, they have been contributors and advisers to countless other books, periodicals, and documentaries on Hollywood history, memorabilia, and collectibles. They have appraised rare Wizard of Oz material for auction houses and have lectured audiences about the classic film in numerous venues. They live in Pennsylvania.

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The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For every re-hashed detail you've heard countless times there is some new tidbit of information you'd have never guessed.  Not to mention, the large crisp photos detailing all the craft that went into the movie.  This book has been an invaluable tool in my research for an upcoming stage production I'm mounting.
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I luv the movie I JUST WATCHED OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFULL BUT I CANNOT DECIDE WHICH I LIKE BETTER