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

Overview

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 20th 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. ...

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Overview

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 20th 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.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608932573
  • Publisher: Down East Books
  • Publication date: 10/7/2013
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 538,286
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1900s: Down the Yellow Brick Road
1910s: The Royal Historian of Oz
1920s: An American Phenomenon
1930s: A Technicolor Show of Shows
1940s: Oz Around the World
1950s: Oz Comes Home
1960s: Off to See the Wizard
1970s: Ease on Down the Road
1980s: Return to Oz
1990s: Rainbow Road
2000s: Wicked Wonderful
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