100 years of Oz: a century of classic images from The Wizard of Oz collection of Willard Carroll

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Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Sep 9, 1999 - Antiques & Collectibles - 159 pages
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Since its publication in 1900, The Wizard of Oz has remained in print, spawning 39 sequels, 5 silent movies, innumerable stage productions, a radio series, countless animated cartoons, and arguably the greatest MGM musical of all time. Conventions of Oz fans, held thrice yearly, draw upwards of 75,000 visitors.

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 offer a rare glimpse of Baum's beloved creations and their influence on popular culture.

Divided 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 comer of the world. With brilliant new photography, 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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About the author (1999)

John Fricke is the leading historian/authority on the career and life of Judy Garland. He is an Emmy Award-winning producer ("Judy: Beyond the Rainbow," 1997) and best-selling author of The Wizard of Oz: The Official 50th Anniversary Pictorial History (Warner, 1998) and, most recently, 100 Years of Oz (Stewart Tabori & Chang, 1999). Mr. Fricke lives in New York City.