The Wonderful World of Oz: An Illustrated History of an American Classic

The Wonderful World of Oz: An Illustrated History of an American Classic

by John Fricke
     
 

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The wonderful world of Oz is a magical place—and has been for generations of Americans since L. Frank Baum penned his enduring classic in 1900. With the 1939 movie starring Judy Garland, Oz was forever woven into our culture. Over the course of the twentieth century, Oz continued to capture the hearts of the American people—as well as people all over

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The wonderful world of Oz is a magical place—and has been for generations of Americans since L. Frank Baum penned his enduring classic in 1900. With the 1939 movie starring Judy Garland, Oz was forever woven into our culture. Over the course of the twentieth century, Oz continued to capture the hearts of the American people—as well as people all over the world.

This book documents that magical journey through beautiful photographs of the world’s largest collection of Oz memorabilia. Whether it’s first-edition covers, a munchkin costume, or the Wicked playbill, the iconic items on these pages tell the story of America’s most beloved fairy tale. Come over the rainbow and see why there truly is no place like Oz.

Editorial Reviews

Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy
I can vouch for this handsome hardcover...written by noted Oz/Garland expert John Fricke...You'll marvel at [the] pictures...from the world-class collection of Willard Carroll and Tom Wilhite. What a treat to see so much dazzling memorabilia gathered in one place.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608932573
Publisher:
Down East Books
Publication date:
10/07/2013
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

John Fricke is the author of The Wizard of Oz: An Illustrated Companion to the Timeless Movie Classic, The Wizard of Oz: The Official 50th Anniversary Pictorial History, Judy: A Legendary Film Career, Judy Garland: World’s Greatest Entertainer. He is a two time Emmy Award-winning producer for PBS American Masters and A&E biography documentaries about Judy Garland. He lives in New York, NY.

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