The Making of the Wizard of Oz: Movie Magic and Studio Power in the Prime of MGM, Issue 1060

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Hyperion, Dec 2, 1998 - Performing Arts - 331 pages
12 Reviews
Why was Buddy Ebsen replaced by Jack as the Tin Man? What lifelong effects did young stardom have on Judy Garland? How did they melt a witch, stir up a tornado, and get monkeys to fly?

It was 1938, the heyday of Hollywood, when studios were discovering the use of color; the importance of star power, and how to make beautiful, sprawling movies. From this was born The Wizard of Oz, a film that, 60 years later, continues to captivate us. It seems we can never get enough of the dishy inside details, the amazing feats of production that made it such a spectacle, and the personalities both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Now, timed to coincide with the theatrical rerelease -- which will include never-before-seen footage -- this is the book Oz aficionados will turn to for more information on America's favorite movie. A bestselling classic since it was first published in 1977, The Making of The Wizard of Oz is as ageless as the film itself jam-packed with fascinating facts and telling asides.

 

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Review: The Making of the Wizard of Oz: Movie Magic and Studio Power in the Prime of MGM

User Review  - Bethany Brown - Goodreads

This making-of book may be harder for Wizard of Oz fans to get through. There are less photos and more writing, appealing to the people that enjoy the behind-the-scenes technical side. Read full review

Review: The Making of the Wizard of Oz: Movie Magic and Studio Power in the Prime of MGM

User Review  - Sozie - Goodreads

I love Wizard of Oz and this was so much fun to read, great background, stories you may not know and an inside look at how the movie was made. I only gave it 4 stars because there are some sections I ... Read full review

Contents

THE STUDIO 1938
2
THE SCRIPTS
25
THE BRAINS THE HEART THE NERVE
61
CASTING
101
THE DIRECTORS
135
THE STARS AND THE STANDINS
167
THE MUNCHKINS
181
BELOW THE LINE
205
AFTER OZ
285
NOTES ON SOURCES
319
IN MEMORIAM
332
Copyright

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